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.
3619 R Dean Coleman Road
Burlington, NC 27215
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.