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State-level award nominations are being accepted

Is there someone in your local program deserving of recognition? Do they go above and beyond to exemplify the spirit of Special Olympics? Nominate them for a state-level award!  Nominations are due by August 31.

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Preview Over the Edge on August 26

Do you have pre-Over the Edge nerves? You can conquer them with our free practice rappel on August 26 from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Triangle Rock Club in Morrisville! The 40-foot rock wall rappel will give participants a taste of what awaits them Sept. 30 – Oct. 1 at the Wells Fargo Capitol Center.  To RSVP for the practice rappel and schedule your rappel time, please contact Leslie Moyar.  Learn more about Over the Edge thanks to Raleigh Magazine. Register for Over the Edge today!

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North Carolina athletes selected to attend 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games

Two Special Olympics North Carolina athletes will join 3,000 of their peers in Austria March 14-25, 2017 for the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games.  110 nations will be represented as athletes compete in nine sports.  Stay tuned for the official announcement of the two North Carolinians who will be part of Special Olympics USA!

2016 Local Coordinators of the Year

SONC names 2016 Coordinators of the Year

Congratulations to Robert Brown Jr. and Michelle Bumgarner of Caldwell County for being named the 2016 Special Olympics North Carolina Coordinators of the Year! As part of their work to increase the Special Olympics program in Caldwell County, Brown and Bumgarner have placed a strong emphasis on developing committees of volunteers focused on fundraising, events, volunteers management, and sports and coaching. Read more about how they’ve established a strong foundation for Special Olympics Caldwell County.

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NC youth leaders attend national student leadership summit

Glendon Finley of Cary High School and Jacquelyn Hedrick of Sanderson High School joined students representing the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) July 18-20 in Indianapolis for the National Federation of State High School Associations National Student Leadership Summit.  Read more

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24-hour Soccer Marathon benefits Special Olympics Guilford/Greensboro

Teams from the Greensboro United Soccer Association recently took part in a 24-hour soccer marathon to benefit Special Olympics Guilford/Greensboro. For many, the highlight of the two day event was the Unified soccer game between Special Olympics athletes and the University of North Carolina – Greensboro men’s soccer team. Read more

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Opening Eyes at Summer Games

Dare County athlete Ward Mongold hadn’t been able to see well in years, but that all changed thanks to Opening Eyes, a free vision screening program offered at the 2016 SONC Summer Games. Read more

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Volunteer Opportunities

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The 2016 SONC Equestrian Tournament will be September 30-October 2 at the James B. Hunt Horse Complex in Raleigh. Volunteers must register online here to help!

Over the Edge Raleigh will be September 30-October 1st at the Wells Fargo building in downtown Raleigh! Volunteers can sign up online here!

For information on coaching, volunteering at events, or getting involved with your local program, please fill out the Volunteer Interest Form! Volunteers will be added to our email database for information on future volunteer opportunities.

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