Welcome to Special Olympics Buncombe County!
Special Olympics Buncombe County is sponsored by Buncombe County Recreation Services and serves nearly 480 children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the county. Training and competitive programs are offered in 11 sports and Young Athletes.
Become an athlete
Special Olympics Buncombe County offers sports training and competition for individuals with an intellectual disability ages 8 and up. Young Athletes programming is available for children ages 2-7.
Become a volunteer
Volunteers are a vital part of Special Olympics. From helping with fundraising activities to assisting at practices, volunteers are always welcome and appreciated! Volunteers must be at least 14 years old.
Become a coach
Coaching Special Olympics athletes may be one of the most rewarding things you do! We provide all the training necessary to help you and the athletes succeed! Coaches must be at least 18 years old.
Fall Sports Training
Partner Up, Power Up – fall 2020
This ten-week training program is a Unified program so individuals with and without intellectual disabilities can train together. It can be fully done from home with materials provided and online resources available for those who can access them. Deadline to register is August 18. See more!