Welcome to Special Olympics Wake County!
With nearly 2,500 athletes training and competing year-round, Special Olympics Wake County is among the largest and most active in North Carolina. We offer training in 18 seasonal sports and host several local school-based competitions throughout the year.
Spring sports (March – June)
- Athletics (track and field)
Fall sports (August – November)
- Roller Skating
Winter sports (November – February)
- Alpine Skiing
- Figure Skating
- Speed Skating
- Thursday, April 13 at Cary High School (Rain date: April 14)
- Wednesday, April 26 at Ravenscroft (Rain date: April 27)
- Wednesday, May 10 at Cary Academy (Rain date: May 11)
Volunteer at Spring Games by registering here!
Are you interested in having a Special Olympics athlete at your event or meeting? There are two Athlete Leadership roles that you can request!
Global Messengers are Special Olympics athletes who have been trained in public speaking to serve as ambassadors for the organization. They can recruit potential athletes, volunteers and sponsors through public presentations.
Athlete Ambassadors are representatives for Special Olympics North Carolina at functions that often have businesses or individuals that have donated money, food, etc. to Special Olympics NC and this is a way to thank them. Ambassadors are able to say thank you and show our appreciation while at events.
To schedule a Global Messenger or Athlete Ambassador appearance, please contact the local coordinator.
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.).
Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools bring youth with and without intellectual disabilities together through sports and education to create school communities of acceptance and respect. Unified Champion Schools are seen through every level of education (Pre-K/Head Start through college) and are driven by youth and staff leaders.
Volunteer in Wake County!
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. Find volunteer opportunities!