Welcome to Special Olympics Wake County!
Special Olympics Wake County partners with the City of Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department. With over 1,600 athletes training and competing year-round in Wake County, our local program is among the largest and most active in North Carolina. We offer training in 15 seasonal sports and host several local school based competitions throughout the year.
Donate Online Today!
We currently have spring sports training taking place and we need your help. Donate today to support athletes training in 6 sports!
Donate to the athletics/track & field program
Donate to the bowling program
Donate to the gymnastics program
Donate to the powerlifting program
Donate to the softball program
Donate to the volleyball program
Green Hope High School student Caroline Le starts Abilities Dance classes that are FREE to all Special Olympics athletes and others with intellectual disabilities. Register today to join in this great opportunity!
|Spring Games||(Track & Field) Competitions|
|Middle/High||Wednesday, April 18 (rain day Apr 20/23||Ravenscroft School|
|Elementary||Thursday, April 19 (rain day Apr 20/23||Ravenscroft School|
|Middle/High||Wednesday, May 2 (rain day May 4)||Cary Academy (tentative)|
|Elementary||Thursday, May 3 (rain day May 4)||Cary Academy (tentative)|
Begin collecting “Special Olympics APF/Release Forms” and/or “Young Athletes Forms (ONLY for athletes ages 2-7)”. These forms are available on this page under “Resources”.
Once you have submitted this, SOWC staff will check your rosters, and send back a confirmation email to you with further instructions.
Please also share this information with other teachers at your school to make sure that they have received this information.
Dates for Spring Games at Cary Academy are pending – and will be confirmed ASAP.
Athletes interested in getting involved should complete the following athlete interest survey (CLICK HERE). Once submitted, you will be added to our email list, and notified at the start of each registration period for our upcoming seasonal sports.
Sports offered in other seasons:
LOCAL SCHOOL BASED COMPETITIONS
Each school year, Special Olympics Wake County invites local schools to participate in Basketball Skills (Fall) and Spring Games (Spring) competitions. If you are a teacher, and want more information on how to register your class for one of the following events, please contact us.
Volunteers are the foundation of Special Olympics Wake County, making all that we do possible! We are currently looking for volunteer coaches, local competition event volunteers, sponsors and more!
If you are interested in coaching with Special Olympics Wake County, please complete the following volunteer interest survey.
FUNDRAISERS & SPONSORSHIPS
Since athletes never pay a fee to participate in Special Olympics, donations and sponsorships allow our program to purchase seasonal sport equipment, pay facility rental fees, purchase uniforms, and pay for travel (hotels, competition registration fees, etc.). Contact us if you are interested in being a sponsor of our program. We would love your support! You can also donate to our current fundraising campaign!