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Upcoming Programs

Programs Continued

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

BASKETBALL: Starting in late August on Wednesday nights. 
3 on 3 & skills will be from 6-7pm and 5 on 5 from 7-8pm
5 on 5 and skills will get a chance to attend the state level events this year. 
Practices will be held at Williston Middle School each Wednesday for all levels.
BOCCE:  Starting in late August on Thursday’s from 5:00-6:30pm.  Practices will be held each Thursday at Empie Park in front of the softball field. 
GOLF: Please call at 341-7253 for more information. Practices will be held at Magnolia / Muni.  
TENNIS: Starting back in August; practices will be held on Thursday’s 4:30-6:00pm at Althea Gibson Tennis Complex (Empie).

 WINTER Sports Camp:
Dec. 5, 6:00-7:00pm
At Gregory School, 1106 Ann St. Wilmington.
Carlina Beach Parade:, Friday, Dec. 1. Meet at Federal Point Shopping Center no later than 4:45 to get on float.
City of Wilmington Holiday Parade
Sunday Dec. 3, Please meet no later than 6:30pm

For more information: 341-7253 /

Fall Programs
LOCAL BOWLING TOURY: Cardinal Lanes on Saturday, October 7th 
FALL DANCE:  Halloween Dance at Halyburton Park on Friday, October 27th

FALL GAMES / SPORTS EXPO: Wednesday in mid-October at Legion Stadium; Date will be announced soon. 

Participants are required to attend all practices to be eligible to compete in the state level competition.
FLAG FOOTBALL: Starting in September on Monday’s from 5:30-7pm.  Practices will be held each Monday at Empie Park on the softball field.
 SOCCER: Starting in late August on Tuesday nights from 6:00-7:00pm.  Practices will be held at Williston Middle School. State Games will be Nov 3-5th.
CHEERLEADING: Starting back in August; Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm at the Northside Church; state games are in the summer.



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.

2018 Run-N-Plunge Feb. 17, 2018

    Help support our local athletes by participating in the 5K, 1 mile walk or by taking a chilling plunge into the Atlantic Ocean. 100% of the money raised goes directly to support Special Olympics New Hanover County. The Polar Plunge takes place February 17, 2018 at the Kure Beach Boardwalk by the pier. For more information click the Polar Plunge tab. To register, see below.

The 2018 Polar Plunge and 5K Run will be held on Saturday February 17,2018 at the Kure Beach boardwalk. To REGISTER and Donate please click on the Plunge Icon on the right.  ==========>
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Want to know what is happening with SONHC, checkout our calendar for the latest events.
Want to become a Special Olympic Athlete? Please go to the Athletes page and read about being an athlete and then fill out the Athlete Interest Form.