Welcome to Special Olympics Wake County!
Special Olympics Wake County partners with the City of Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department. With nearly 2,500 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. Go freezin’ for a reason and join us at the 2020 Special Olympics Wake County Polar Plunge on March 7!
Want to become a Special Olympics Wake County athlete?
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.
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.
Spring Training Materials
- Trip permission form – required if an athlete will be riding on any City of Raleigh vehicles
- Sport information – contains all of the sports and the associated training schedules/locations
- Sport registration form – to be completed and submitted by February 26 by anyone interested in training in sports this season
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!
Fall Sports Training
Introducing 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!