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  Browse our Web site for more information about Special Olympics New Hanover County. If you have any questions or would like to speak with a Special Olympics New Hanover County representative regarding the sports we offer, you would like to be a volunteer, or you wish to become a Special Olympics Athlete,
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 or call us at (910)-341-7253.

Special Olympics, NHC
302 Willard Street
P.O. Box 1810
Wilmington, NC 28402-1810

IRS ID # 56-1149607

To make a donation to Special Olympics New Hanover County,  please click on the donate button  


The Plunge Registration form is now available online to register for the 2016 Polar Plunge at Carolina Beach on Feb. 13, 2016. Please click the Polar Plunge tab, then click the drop down registration tab. All items with a red star by them need to be filled out. To register for the 5K Run/1Mile Fun Walk please goto

NEWS and Happenings

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Welcome to Special Olympics New Hanover County, North Carolina. Special Olympics New Hanover County provides year-round sports training, competition, social events and Camp Shriver summer camp for people eight years of age and older with intellectual disabilities. In New Hanover County, over 600 athletes participate in Special Olympics. Our program receives no government funding and relies solely on private and corporate support as well as the efforts of over 300 volunteers to provide these services at no cost to the athletes or their families

Please check out our newest feature. Under the Athletes tab is a new page, Athletes Stories. Our first athlete written article is from our own Steven Smith, about his recent trip to Hilton, Head, SC and his experience at the Special Olympic National Tennis Championship. Way to go Steven... We encourage all New Hanover County athletes to submit articles for us to publish. Contact Tiffany at tiffany.lesley@wilmingtonnc.gov.


February 13, 2016, 11:00 gates open


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