Welcome to Special Olympics New Hanover County!
More than 500 athletes train year-round in 13 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.
If you are interested in volunteering, we would love to have your help and support. Volunteers can serve in a variety of ways: data entry, coaching, staffing events, presenting awards, registering athletes at local competitions and more. Please contact the local coordinator to get involved! Special Olympics reveals the champion in us all!
Athletes must meet the following requirements to participate:
- Meet Special Olympics eligibility.
- Have a completed and current Athlete Participation Form on file with Special Olympics New Hanover County.
- Meet minimum age requirements for the sport
Athletes are expected to attend practices for team sports and individual sports. Practices are held at least once a week at various locations depending on the sport, and competition opportunities are offered for each during the season.
- Local dances, fall/spring banquets, Farm Fest, Fall Expo, basketball skills day and much more.
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!