Special Olympics NC recognized for commitment to inclusive health
Special Olympics NC was recently recognized by Special Olympics International as one of 33 Special Olympics Healthy Communities. This recognition is awarded to accredited Special Olympics Programs that have elevated their health work to expand their Healthy Athletes program and broaden athletes’ ability to access year-round quality health care, wellness, and fitness opportunities within their community. Learn more about SONC’s health programming.
Truck Convoy for Special Olympics to return to Charlotte
Save the date! The 2019 Truck Convoy for Special Olympics will roll into Charlotte for the North Carolina leg on Saturday, October 19. Local law enforcement officers escort a convoy of trucks through cities and towns in 21 US states and Canada to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics programs.
Special Olympics NC State-Level Awards open
Last year, Sammy Flores received the SONC Athlete of the Year award, because of his passion, drive and dedication! Do you know an athlete, coach or volunteer deserving of recognition? Nominate them for a Special Olympics NC state-level award today. All nominations are due by September 27.
Join the Inclusion Revolution!
Welcome back to another school year! There are nearly 400 Unified Champion Schools in North Carolina. These schools promote acceptance, respect, and human dignity for all students. Interested in becoming a Unified Champion School? Complete the application here!
New SONC partner in inclusive health looks to expand access to care
SONC has entered into a 3-year partnership with East Carolina University’s Doctorate of Nursing Program that will focus on the statewide expansion of access to inclusive healthcare for people with intellectual disabilities. This partnership will focus on an integrative approach to care through the education and training of providers and MedFest events. Learn more about inclusive health in North Carolina.
Davidson County athlete and coach give their all at WOD for Inclusion
Selflessness, dedication, and drive – these are the characteristics to describe the relationships that powerlifting athlete Keith Martin and his coach James Belk share with one another and training. Read more.