Special Olympics

Community Schools and Recreation is a coordinating agency for Special Olympics Pitt County with over 1200 athletes. Special Olympics Pitt County is a part of SONC which serves more than 37,000 athletes who have intellectual disabilities.

Sports Offered

Special Olympics North Carolina offers training and competition in 20 sports, including everything from Alpine Skiing to Volleyball.

Pitt County Special Olympics offers:
  • Aquatics
  • Basketball
  • Bocce
  • Bowling
  • Cheerleading
  • Roller Skating
  • Soccer
  • Spring Track and Field


The Special Olympics goal is to improve the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities through sport, by empowering them both on and off the field of play and bringing them into the larger society where they are respected and accepted. Special Olympics is a volunteer driven organization. Whether you’re interested in coaching athletes, helping in fund raising or coordinating events, there is a volunteer opportunity for just about everything.