Special Olympics

Chris Worsinger, Local Coordinator
1821 Old Airport Rd
New Bern, NC 28562
Phone: (252) 636-6606 
"Let me win; if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."

 Welcome to Special Olympics Craven County!

It is our pleasure to serve the citizens of Craven County in providing a fun and safe experience as they compete, coach, volunteer and cheer. Special Olympics has been offered in Craven County for over 40 years. We have over 300 athletes that participate in local and state level Olympic-type sports, such as swimming,  bocce, equestrian, and more. There is a place for everyone...Sign up today!

Special Olympics Craven County is a subprogram of Special Olympics North Carolina and is authorized and accredited by Special Olympics North Carolina, which is accredited by Special Olympics, Incorporated.

Mission Statement

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Special Olympics News & Announcements

2024 Swim Practice

The Electric Eels take back to the water in March!
Our swim team will practice Fridays from 3:00-4:00 at the Twin Rivers YMCA. Practices begin March 1st.
This team is for all ability levels, but athletes must be comfortable in shallow water by themselves to participate. All athletes need an up-to-date Athlete Participation Packet to join.
For more information, email us at craven@sonc.net.

Forms & Documents

  Athlete Participation Packet
Size (Kb): 1.1 MB
Last Updated: 2/23/2024
Category: Participation Forms
  Volunteer Screening Form
Size (Kb): 334 KB
Last Updated: 2/23/2024
Category: Volunteer Forms
  Young Athletes Participation Form
Size (Kb): 528 KB
Last Updated: 2/23/2024
Category: Participation Forms