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.
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!
Special Olympics Young Athletes Program (Ages 2-7)
Saturdays, June 17 – July 29 from 9:30-10:30am (no program on July 1st)
Abbotts Creek Community Center
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.
|Athletics||3/19/17||Sundays||2:30pm-4:30pm (on March 19th ONLY);
1:00pm-3:00pm (All other dates)
(3800 Hillsborough St., Raleigh)
|Bowling||3/13/17||Mondays||5:30pm-7:00pm||AMF Pleasant Valley
(5501 Commercial Ave., Raleigh)
|Powerlifting||3/17/17||Fridays||3:00pm-4:00pm||The Athletic Lab
(1823 NW Maynard Rd., Cary)
|Softball Skills||3/19/17||Sundays||3:00pm-4:00pm||Morrisville Community Park
(1520 Morrisville Parkway, Morrisville)
|Softball Team||3/12/17||Sundays||3:00pm-4:30pm (Cyclones & Tornados)
4:30pm-6:00pm (Chargers & Hurricanes)
(516 Dennis Ave., Raleigh)
|Volleyball Skills||3/12/17||Sundays||3:30pm-4:30pm||Flaherty Park Community Center
(1226 N White St., Wake Forest)
|Volleyball Team||3/13/17||Mondays||6:30pm-8:00pm||Laurel Hill Community Center
(3808 Edwards Mill Rd., Raleigh)
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.
2016-2017 SOWC Local Competition Schedule
|Spring Games (Track & Field) Competitions|
|Middle/High||Wednesday, April 19||Ravenscroft School|
|Elementary||Thursday, April 20||Ravenscroft School|
|Middle/High||Wednesday, May 3||Cary Academy|
|Elementary||Thursday, May 4||Cary Academy|
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!