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About GCAA

The Greater Cleveland Athletic Association (GCAA) is a group of dedicated volunteers that provide athletic programming to the youth of the area of Johnston County served by Cleveland Middle School and McGee's Crossroads Middle School and their feeder schools, Cleveland, McGee's, Polenta, and West View Elementary Schools. The organization was formed to provide athletic opportunities that are not provided by the county or municipality.

The Greater Cleveland Athletic Association was incorporated as a 501c(3) non-profit in 2005 to better serve the citizens of the area around the Cleveland Community in Johnston County, North Carolina. For over 25 years before that the organization had operated as the Cleveland Athletic Association. The change in status and name was made to better reflect the geographic area that we serve and to enable us to benefit from the fundraising advantages of being a registered non-profit.

We serve nearly 2,500 participants in spring and fall baseball, softball and soccer as well as winter and summer basketball and, as of Fall 07, volleyball.

The GCAA is governed by a Board of Directors elected by the membership of the GCAA. Board meetings are open to the public and are typically held on the first and third Monday of every month at 7:00 PM in the former agriculture classroom building on our facilities behind the gym. If you have items you want to speak on, please let us know so we can put you on the agenda (

The Board of Directors of the Greater Cleveland Athletic Association is the elected governing body of the membership of the GCAA. It takes many more volunteers than the 24-member Board to provide athletic opportunities to the approximately 2,500 yearly participants in GCAA's athletic programs. Join the Greater Cleveland Athletic Association. Your yearly dues entitle you to apply for a coaching position or run for election to the Board of Directors. The most important thing that membership gives you is a vote in the election of the Board. You will have a say in how your organization is run. The Board needs the input AND THE HELP of the membership of the organization.

We have a long-term lease on our facilities from Johnston County. These facilities currently consist of 5 soccer fields, three baseball fields, a softball field, and a gym and are located on the historic Cleveland School campus at 8994 Cleveland Road in Clayton, North Carolina, across from The Cleveland Emporium and the Cleveland Volunteer Fire Department (Map).

Our mailing address is:

8994 Cleveland Road
Clayton, NC 27520