The Special Olympics Wake County 2019 Spring Games will be held Thursday, May 2 and Friday, May 3 at Cary Academy located at 1500 Harrison Avenue in Cary.
More than 3,000 athletes, families, volunteers and supporters are expected to attend to the 2019 Spring Games, where nearly 1,000 student athletes from around Wake County will compete in various track and field events, showcasing their skills and talents based on their abilities. These games will also include:
- Parade of athletes
- Lighting of the Cauldron with representatives from local law enforcement agencies, including Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, Rolesville, NC State University Campus Police, Wake County Sheriff, and NC Highway Patrol
- Track & field events such as races, softball throw, standing broad jump, and developmental events
Admission to the Special Olympics Wake County 2019 Spring Games is free and open to the public.
VOLUNTEERS: Volunteers are still being recruited through Tuesday, April 30, to help make the games on May 2 and 3 a success for the athletes competing. Interested individuals or businesses can find out more information on available opportunities here.
Special Olympics North Carolina provides year-round sports training and competition for over 38,000 children and adults who have intellectual disabilities. It is one of the largest Special Olympics program in the world. Special Olympics Wake County, partners with Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources, and is an accredited subprogram of Special Olympics North Carolina (SONC).