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Mecklenburg County

Welcome to Special Olympics Mecklenburg County!

Special Olympics Mecklenburg County offers community-based and school-based programs to more than 3,350 athletes participating in 19 sports, including Unified sports.  Over 2,000 community volunteers help with the year-round sports programming, serving as coaches, event staff and/or general volunteers.

Latest News

Special Olympics Mecklenburg County 2017 Spring Games are coming this April to locations in and around Charlotte! Events kick-off with Opening Ceremonies at Bojangles’ Coliseum on Tuesday, April 18th. Competition follows at Charlotte Country Day School, now in its 37th year of hosting the Games, on Wednesday, April 19th, and Thursday, April 20th. A complete list of events, dates and venues can be found here: 2017 Mecklenburg Spring Games Fact Sheet

We want you to be Fans in the Stands! at the SOMC 2017 Spring Games Opening Ceremonies, at Bojangles’ Coliseum. You and your group can help fill the stands and cheer on the athletes as they parade into the coliseum at Opening Ceremonies in preparation for the 2017 Spring Games! More information on Fans in the Stands! can be found here: 2017 Mecklenburg Fans in the Stands Flyer

Spring Games Volunteer Registration Form

2017 School-Based Spring Training and Competition Notebook

2016-2017 School-Based Training and Competition Notebook – General Information

2017 Community-Based Spring Training Registration Brochure
2017 Community-Based Spring Training Schedule

Sports Offered

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.

  • Charlie Brown
  • Robin Callaway
  • Katie Carter
  • Jim Cowick
  • Johnny Daniels
  • John Gray
  • Kimberly Jones
  • Darlene Hankins
  • Sandra Hankins
  • Keith Hayden
  • Kristin Hunter
  • Ted Hula
  • Erin Keeter
  • Sydney LoPour
  • Ginny Tracy