Three kids racing during a Special Olympics event

Special Olympics Wake County

Specialized Recreation and Inclusion Services

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Special Olympics is a non-profit organization founded to provide no cost sports training and competition to athletes of all skill levels with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics offers athletes the opportunity to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other athletes, and the community. Special Olympics Wake County (SOWC) is an accredited part of Special Olympics North Carolina (SONC) and is sponsored by Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources, and Specialized Recreation and Inclusion Services. For more information, please email or call 919-996-2147.

SOWC provides training for athletes in up to 18 different seasonal sports for local, and state level competitions. SOWC holds two large sets of local competitions in conjunction with the Wake County Public School System.

For current information on upcoming sports and events, please visit the Special Olympics of Wake County website.


Two volunteers watching a race at the Special Olympics

Special Olympics Wake County needs large numbers of volunteers to help make our local competitions successful and to provide the seasonal sport opportunities for athletes in our community. Volunteers are the foundation of Special Olympics Wake County, making all that we do possible!

For more information, visit the Special Olympics of Wake County website or contact us at 919-996-2147 or via email.

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