Special Olympics Cumberland County

  • NC



United States

About Us

In Cumberland County, over 500 athletes train year-round and compete locally, regionally and state wide in 11 different sports. It is our goal to provide all citizens with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to become useful and productive citizens who are respected in the Fayetteville-Cumberland Community. Involvement in team sports gives each athlete the chance to win and feel proud of their accomplishments.Special Olympics Cumberland County partners with Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation for use of facilities and equipment. This partnership allows for places for athletes to practice, vehicles for traveling to competitions, staff to assist with coaching and general operation of the program. The Special Olympics Cumberland County headquarters is housed in the Dorothy Gilmore Therapeutic Recreation Center on Purdue Drive, a Parks and Recreation facility.Cumberland County is continually growing, offering year-round training in 11 sports. Coaches are always welcome for all sports offered by Cumberland County. Please let us know if you are interested. Becoming a coach is simple. One day training workshop and 10 hours of practice with the athletes is all it takes to become a certified coach. Don’t think you can commit to becoming head coach? There are several opportunities to volunteer as assistant coach, as well.Thank you for supporting Special Olympics Cumberland County. Please continue to contribute to this awesome program through your time and financial contributions. We have wonderful athletes and they deserve continued support from the best city in the state. If you would like more information on how to do contribute financially or with gifts of your time, please contact the Special Olympics Cumberland County Office.