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Special Olympics North Carolina News

NC to be Well Represented at 2015 World Games

4A_TEAM_USA_VERTICAL_2cNorth Carolina will be represented by four athletes Katie Degnan (tennis), Allison Douglas (equestrian), Starr Kluttz (aquatics) and Randy Rogers (golf) in the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games July 25-Aug. 2 in Los Angeles. Numerous NC volunteers will also be in LA serving as coaches, sport managers and officials.  Officer Al Negron of Winston-Salem Police Dept. will represent NC in the 2015 International Torch Run Final Leg. Meet the team and learn more about the 2015 World Games!

Holiday Gifts Ideas that Give More

gift boxThis holiday season give gifts that give more and help Special Olympics NC transform more lives through sport! View holiday promotions for coffee, jewelry, greeting cards and much more!



Pins Were Crashing Across the State! 

bowlingHundreds of athletes and Unified Partners competed in the state-level bowling tournament on Sunday, December 7 in Newton, Greensboro and Durham.  Results are now available.



Just Dance Challenge

just dance imageSpecial Olympics and Just Dance, the top dance and music videogame, are teaming up to create the  Just Dance Challenge, an online fundraising promotion (through Jan. 31) to raise money for Special Olympics while spreading the message of inclusion and empowerment!  View this celebrity video for more information. Then register at esports.specialolympics.org and get dancing!

Charlotte Hornets Score Big with Special Olympics NC
141208_specialolympics_22The Charlotte Hornets in partnership with Bojangles held their annual clinic for 80 Special Olympics NC athletes on Dec. 8. The athetes rotated through a variety of skill stations practicing their dribbling, passing and shooting.  Everyone had a great time! Thank you Charlotte Hornets!  Enjoy the photo gallery from the clinic.

Finish Line Supports SONC Athletes

Our partner Finish Line continues to help Special Olympics athletes stay fit for life and strive for their personal best!  The Finish Line Youth Foundation donated free shoes/apparel (worth $100 per athlete) to 10 Special Olympics Stanley County at the Concord Mills store this month!  Thank you Finish Line!  Finish Line will also donate funds collected from customers in over 600 Finish Line stores nationwide from Nov. 7 -Dec. 31.


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