Join SONC at the 2017 Youth Rally
Join Special Olympics North Carolina (SONC) at the 2017 Unified Champion School Youth Rally on March 1 at 10:30 a.m. on Halifax Mall in Downtown Raleigh to celebrate Spread the Word to End the Word International Awareness Day! The event is open to the public and will feature guest speakers, music and fun for everyone. Schools are encouraged to RSVP online by Monday 2/27.
Test your strength for Special Olympics at the Plane Pull
Five-person teams will test their strength for Special Olympics NC on April 29 at RDU Airport as they compete to see who can pull a jet the fastest. Registration for the 2017 Plane Pull® presented by Credit Suisse is now open!
Unified Battle of the Blues to take place March 4
Experience the UNC – Duke basketball rivalry in a whole new way with the Special Olympics Unified Sports Rivalry Series game on March 4 at Carmichael Arena in Chapel Hill. Students from both schools will team up with Special Olympics athletes for the annual Unified basketball game. The game begins at 10 a.m. and is free and open to the public.
North Carolinians prepare for 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games
Kristen Milstead and Maurice Watts are hard at work raising funds for the 2017 Special Olympics World Games! They will travel to Austria to compete in Alpine skiing March 14-25, 2017. A local 5k was held in support of Kristen’s efforts and Maurice recently participated in the Triad Chill Polar Plunge. Learn more about Maurice from his profile on FOX8. You can support their efforts by donating to Kristen or Maurice online. Tune into ESPN’s coverage of the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games starting on March 18!
It’s not too late to become a Unified Champion
Schools can still become Unified Champion Schools (formerly known as Project UNIFY) by applying online. Learn more about the benefits of becoming a Unified Champion School. Check out the latest list of registered Unified Champion Schools in North Carolina by county here.
Davidson County athlete takes the lead on new SOfit health program
Brian Goins of Davidson County wants to help his fellow athletes live healthier lifestyles by bringing a new health program to his county. Read more…
Individuals to be freezin’ for a reason in 2017
Join the coolest craze in North Carolina and sign up today to participate in a Polar Plunge! Plunges will take place across North Carolina through March to benefit Special Olympics NC. Find a Polar Plunge near you…
SONC athletes thank UNC Men’s Basketball
Special Olympics North Carolina athletes got to shoot hoops with the best at the 14th annual clinic hosted by the UNC Tar Heels. Athletes rotated through skills stations and received instruction from the UNC Men’s Basketball players and coaches. Athlete then got to scrimmage against the Tar Heels before receiving autographs from the team. View photos and watch a video recapping the history of the clinic.
- Special Olympics North Carolina announces 2016 state-level award winners
- Special Olympics North Carolina announces 2017 Board of Directors
- Special Olympics North Carolina announces 2017 Athlete Council and Executive Officers
- Dr. Milano named 2016 Golisano Health Leadership Award winner
- Carolinas HealthCare System helps new athletes join the Special Olympics movement