The game of volleyball is attractive to all types of players, from competitive to recreational, young and old. To play volleyball players need to acquire a few basic skills, learn a few rules, require very little equipment, and can play the game almost anywhere – from the beach to the gym.
Did you know?
Volleyball made its first appearance at a state-level competition in 1975, but was not officially added to the Summer Games line-up until 1991.
- Buncombe County became the first Special Olympics North Carolina local program to send a volleyball team to the Special Olympics International Summer Games in Baton Rouge in 1983 and won a silver medal.
- Special Olympics North Carolina was represented by two teams at the 1991 International Summer Games. The Wake County Unified Sports team won a bronze medal and the Robeson County Women’s traditional team won a bronze medal.