Cheer on Special Olympics Athletes on May 3

Buncombe County Special Olympics will hold its annual Spring Games on May 3 at TC Roberson High School football field. Opening ceremonies begin at 9:15 am.

Buncombe County Special Olympics will host the 2018 Spring Games Day event beginning at 9 a.m.  Athletes, from across Buncombe County, ages 6 years through adult will compete and show their skills in various track and field events.

The annual Spring Games are the program’s largest event drawing upwards of 500 athletes and 1,000 volunteers to showcase the comradery and competitive talents of area Special Olympic athletes. The Spring Games complement the program’s year-round athletic training and competitions for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Buncombe County Special Olympics encourages the local community to attend the Spring Games to recognize and celebrate the achievements of the athletes and to highlight the support of their accomplishments. Like any local athlete, Special Olympics athletes need to hear the cheers and encouragement of their fans.

Visitors the games can stop by and visit the Olympic Village and visit a variety of local mascots from area businesses and sports teams. There will be face painters, dance music, and live animals from the North Buncombe High School Chapter of the Future Farmers of America.

For more information contact Buncombe County Special Olympics at 828-250-4265 or email

About Shelby Harrell
Shelby Harrell is the editor of the Biltmore Beacon, editor of The Guide arts and entertainment publication and is a staff writer for Mountaineer Publishing. Originally from Asheville, she has worked in journalism for seven years and currently lives in Clyde, NC.