Welcome to Special Olympics Cumberland County! More than 500 athletes train year-round in 11 different sports and compete in local, regional, and state-level events. Special Olympics Cumberland County partners with Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation for use of facilities and equipment. Our offices are in the Dorothy Gilmore Therapeutic Recreation Center on Purdue Drive in Fayetteville, a Parks and Recreation facility.
CUMBERLAND COUNTY BOBCATS WIN GRAND CHAMPIONS AT CANAM The Cumberland Cheerleaders attended the Cheer Ltd. Nationals at CANAM in Myrtle Beach, S.C. March 15 – 17. The Bobcats and Kool Katz competed in the Special Needs division and the Wildcats competed in the Special Needs Unified division. The Kool Katz received 5th runner up and the Wildcats received 3rd runner up. The Bobcats won their division and received the title of Grand Champions. The Bobcats have been rivals with the Bugs and Lady Bugs for 5 years. Each year, the other team proved victorious, but this year our Bobcats came out on top, beating the Bugs and Lady bugs by fractions of a point. Way to go Bobcats.Coaches: Darlene Ortiz & Pam Esquilin Team Members: Sherri Hazell, Mary Ann Roberson, Jerry Lanier, Ivana Smith, Aunisty Belcher, Donna Bean, Gary Enlow, Alan George
GOLD’S GYM HOSTS SOCC POWERLIFTING
Special Olympics Cumberland County has added powerlifting to the sports offered. We are excited to have coaches and athletes in place this spring! Powerlifting starts March 26. Special Thanks to Gold’s Gym of Fayetteville for hosting our team!
SOCC JOINS THE FAYETTEVILLE DUCK DERBY
Don’t miss out on your chance to support Special Olympics and adopt a duck for a chance to win a 2013 Toyota Scion xD! You can adopt online Duck Derby Teams (click on Special Olympics Cumberland County) or pick up adoption papers from the staff at the Gilmore TRC.
PICTURES FROM THE 2013 SPRING GAMES April 17, 2013
2012-13 Annual Awards Banquetat Gilmore TRC – 1600 Purdue Drive – 910-433-1000
Saturday, September 7,2013 4:00 pm - 9:00 pmCelebrating our athletes, coaches and volunteers; this event includes dinner, awards, presentation of yearbooks and our popular victory dance. RSVP August 1 – 20 to attend. Open only to athletes, coaches and volunteers and their family members.
2013 Gifts Galore and SO Much Moreat Gilmore TRC – 1600 Purdue Drive – 910-433-1000
Saturday, December 7, 2013 10:00 am – 4:00 pmVendors and volunteers needed for our 5th annual Craft and Vendor show. Donation are needed for our Silent Auction and 50:50 donations. To become a vendor, visit our website Gifts Galore Fayetteville and download a vendor application.
EE Smith High School and Pine Forest High School are pleased to be a part of Project Unify in Cumberland County in 2013:Project Unify is a grant program from the Department of Education that educates and activates our youth into leadership roles within Special Olympics North Carolina. Please follow the link for more infomormation on Project Unify.
Calendar and Contact Information
Local Program Staff
Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks & Recreation
1600 Purdue Dr.
Fayetteville, NC 28304
SONC Area Director
800-843-6276 (NC Only)
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