What is happening this year in Special Olympics Alamance County?

Tournament Information (click to volunteer!):
Saturday Sept 13th
– Bocce Qualifier at Haw River Municipal Park (VOLUNTEER)- Cycling Ace Speedway (VOLUNTEER)
Saturday Sept 27th – Golf Qualifier at Indian Valley (VOLUNTEER) – Soccer at Fairchild Fields (VOLUNTEER) – Cycling Ace Speedway (VOLUNTEER) – Tennis Burlington Tennis Center (VOLUNTEER)
Saturday October 18th – Bocce State Tournament Haw River Municipal Park

Current Sports!
Cycling – Mondays at Turrentine Middle School from 4:30 – 5:30 PM
Golf – Indian Valley 4PM on Tuesdays
Aquatics – Burlington YMCA Wednesday evenings 6:30 – 7:30 PM and Saturdays 11:00 – Noon
Bocce – Saturday mornings at 9AM at the Kernodle Senior Center on Mebane Street
Bowling – Monday nights at Buffaloe Lanes Starting Sept 15 5:30PM
Equestrian – Please call for details 336-570-6760

School Calender 2014-2015
Bocce – Thursday October 9th Bill Cooke Park
Bowling – Friday December 5th Country Club Lanes
Basketball – Thursday February 5th Fairchild Recreation Center
Spring Games – Friday April 24th Elon University
More school info below under Local and School Competitions


The Alamance County Recreation and Parks Department offers a diverse Special Olympics program.  Special Olympics is one of the largest volunteer-driven sports organizations in Alamance County.  It is the mission of Special Olympics to provide children and adults who have intellectual disabilities the opportunity to train and compete in Olympic-type sports. To get on our volunteer email list please fill out this quick survey! For more information please contact our Special Populations Coordinator at (336) 570-6760.

Email 3619 R Dean Coleman Road Burlington, NC 27215
Fax 336-229-2411

Athlete Release and Medical Forms


Special Olympics Alamance County (SOAC) is a group of citizens concerned with sports and sports skills for persons with intellectual disabilities.  We are solely sponsored by industries, businesses, clubs, churches and private contributions. 

SOAC offers four local sports involving Alamance Burlington School System students: Bocce, Bowling, Basketball and Spring Games.  We also offer eight and twelve week training programs ending with tournaments and competition events at the State level. 

Attending State, National and International Special Olympics Competition
Services are offered free of charge to persons with an intellectual disability from age eight through adult life
SOAC offers training for Special Olympic athletes in the following sports:  Bocce, Basketball, Bowling, Cycling, Golf, Equestrian, Alpine Skiing, Aquatics, and Track and Field. 

To be eligible to compete in Special Olympics, a person must be at least eight (8) years old and identified by an agency or professional as having an intellectual disability, or have cognitive delay which require them to have specifically designed instructions.  Persons under 8 years of age may participate in Special Olympics Training Programs provided they have a signed consent form. 

Our mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympics-style sports for people with an intellectual disability, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympic athletes and the community. 


Spring Games is Friday April 24th at Elon University!

Spring Games last year was awesome!  Over 350 athletes participated and there were lots of medals handed out to amazing athletes.  Here are some pictures: