Special Olympics New Hanover County


Welcome to Special Olympics New Hanover County! More than 500 athletes train year-round in 11 different sports and compete in local, regional and state-level events. Special Olympics New Hanover County partners with Wilmington Parks and Recreation for use of facilities and equipment. Our offices are located at 302 Willard Street in Downtown Wilmington. 


2014 Spring Games

Date April 23rd

Location (address)  UNCW  – 601 S College Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403

Start time 10am

Rain date April 24th





10th Annual Special Olympics New Hanover Cty Polar Plunge & 5k Run -The 10th Annual Polar Plunge along with a 5K Run-N-Plunge will be held on Feb.22, 2014, at The Boardwalk in Carolina Beach, NC. So, start to get that costume ready and a dance or skit prepared. This year we are adding a 5K Run to the Plunge activities and now you have more options to support the Special Olympic athletes in New Hanover County. Please checkout the Run-N-Plunge page for more information and register for the 5K Run, the Polar Plunge or both. Can’t wait to see you there.


New Hanover County Special Olympics hosts summer camp (News 14 Carolina)




Ashley High School, Hoggard High School and Laney Highs Schools are all pleased to be able to participate in Project Unify this year.  Ashley High is currently participating for a third straight year under the direction of Peter Yucius.  Hoggard is participation for the first time under the direction of Erik Wangenstein.  Laney High is back with Project Unify for a second year under the direction of Bailey Graham.  Project UNIFY is an inclusive program that educates and activates our youth into leadership roles through schools for Special Olympics North Carolina, and is made possible by funding from private donors and the US Department of Education. Please follow the link for more information on Project Unify.

Sports Training Schedule

Roller Skating

Calendar and Contact Information  



Local Program Coordinator
Tiffany Lesley
PO Box 1810
Wilmington, NC 28401
910-341-7253 (W)
910-341-7854 (F)
Email: tiffany.lesley@wilmingtonnc.gov

Field Services Director-East 

Lindsay Waldron

704-358-1935 ext 161 (NC Only)