Special Olympics Forsyth County

  1. Carlie Reed, CTRS/LRT

    Therapeutic Recreation Program Supervisor

Special Olympics Overview

Special Olympics Forsyth County is a year-round sports training and competition program for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Our program is the 3rd largest Special Olympics program in the state, with more than 1,800 athletes training and competing in 15 different sports. Throughout the season, athletes grow by demonstrating courage, experiencing joy, engaging in new friendships, and enhancing their skills.

Special Olympics North Carolina Forsyth County Be a Fan

No Charge

There is no charge for athletes to train and compete in Special Olympics.

Sports Training

Special Olympics Forsyth County offers sports training in the Fall and Spring. Athletes have the opportunity to attend Special Olympics North Carolina State Games throughout the year. For updated sports schedules, please email Carlie Reed or call 336-727-2425. 

Updated Medical Forms

If you or your athlete is 8 years or older, please download and fill out the Medical Form (PDF). If your athlete is 7 years or younger, please download and fill out the  Young Athletes Form (PDF) and return the completed form via:

  • Mail to:
    Carlie Reed
    2301 N Patterson Avenue
    Winston-Salem, NC 27103
  • Fax to 336-747-9388
  • Return it to one of the Special Olympic Forsyth County Liaisons prior to the start of the first practice session.


2021 Polar Plunge

The 2021 Polar Plunge season is going to look a little different this year because of the pandemic, but that doesn't mean we can't go freezin' for a reason! Special Olympics Forsyth County wants you to #findyourfreeze in your own way by participating in the 2021 Special Olympics NC Plunge in Place. 

Help ensure Special Olympics Forsyth County athletes have access to the equipment and competitive opportunities they need to thrive for another year by participating in the 2021 Special Olympics NC Plunge in Place! Visit Forsyth’s Plunge in Place team site to register!

Triad Chill Plunge Freezin For A Reason Special Olympics North Carolina

Special Olympics Forsyth County Documents