Plunge into spring with Special Olympics at Kure Beach


NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The Special Olympics of New Hanover County are have their annual fundraiser this weekend, and there are events for the whole family.

The fun kicks off at Ocean Front Park in Kure Beach on Saturday at 11 a.m.

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There is a costume contest, raffle, silent auction, car show and live music at Noon. Then, at 1:30 p.m., lace up your sneakers for a 5K run or 1 mile all-abilities fun walk. The big plunge into the Atlantic Ocean is set for just after 3 p.m.

For more details on the event or to sign up in advance, click here.

To learn how to get involved or volunteer with the Special Olympics of New Hanover County, click here.

100% of the money raised goes directly to support Special Olympics New Hanover County.

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 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.