Special Olympics Cherokee County (SOCC) proudly provides seasonal sports training and competition to children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
The local program based in the westernmost part of North Carolina is an accredited subprogram of Special Olympics North Carolina. Training is very important for Special Olympics athletes allowing them to be the BEST they can be! A minimum of eight weeks training is required before state level competition.
The strength of our Special Olympics program is the community support. Volunteers from all walks of life are welcome from high schools, the community college, the retirement community etc. Volunteers may work as coaches, officials or event day support. Regardless of the volunteer’s role, all agree the deep sense of satisfaction make their efforts worthwhile! Come get involved! Special Olympics reveals the champion in us all!
Special Olympics Cherokee County needs volunteers! We are specifically looking for coaches (we will train you!), assistants at practices, and help with fundraising and publicity, but we welcome your help and time in any way possible. Please reach out to Susanne at Cherokee@sonc.net to get involved!