New video showcases Dare County Special Olympics

Published 3:20 pm Monday, July 25, 2022

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Current TV, in partnership with Dare County, has released a new video showcasing the Dare County Special Olympics as part of its Destination Dare series for July 2022.

Dare County Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of sports for children and adults with developmental or cognitive disabilities.

“From bocce ball, bowling and basketball to cheerleading, track and field, and equestrian, the Dare County Special Olympics offers Outer Banks athletes ages 8 and older opportunities to develop physical fitness, enhance their athletic abilities, forge new friendships and enjoy a sense of social inclusion by helping them to connect with other athletes, coaches and volunteers in the Dare County community,” stated a Dare County press release.

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In addition to providing training for area athletes and hosting competitions for a variety of sports, Dare County Special Olympics also offers several other activities throughout the year, including various dances that are held at the Virginia S. Tillett Community Center in Manteo, a series of summer picnics and the annual Polar Plunge fundraiser.

To view the video showcasing the array of opportunities available for local athletes through Dare County Special Olympics, go to

For more detailed information about Dare County Special Olympics, such as eligibility requirements and forms for prospective athletes and volunteers who are interested in participating, go to