Gaston County

Welcome to Special Olympics Gaston County! Special Olympics Gaston County serves nearly 300 children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the county. Training and competition programs are offered in 11 sports.

Volunteers make Special Olympics programs possible! Contact Ashley Anderson get involved as a coach,  or a volunteer at an event, or serve on a committee.

2017 Gaston Special Olympics Information Flyer


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March 8, 2018 Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Community Foundation Run to benefit Special Olympics Gaston County

April 14, 2018 at 9 am
Rotary Pavilion, Downtown Gastonia

Spring Games

April 20, 2018 at 9:45 am
North Gaston High School
1133 Ratchford Road, Dallas, NC 28034
(Rain date is April 27)

Bowling Invitational

Sunday, May 20, 2018
2:00-5:00 pm
George Pappas Liberty Lanes
Gastonia, NC

Sports Offered

Contact Information

Local Program Coordinator

Ashley Anderson

61 Central Avenue
Gastonia, NC 28054

Community Resource Director – West

Melanie Guntner Black

919-719-7662 x133

VP of Community Resources

Lindsay Waldron

704-358-1935 x161

Global Messengers

Global Messengers are Special Olympics athletes who have been trained in public speaking to serve as ambassadors for the organization.  They can recruit potential athletes, volunteers and sponsors through public presentations. To schedule a Global Messenger appearance, please contact the local coordinator.

  • Tracy Rikard