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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!  The nomination deadline has been extended to Sept. 16.


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!

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Cafe Carolina & Bakery offers a sweet way to help SONC

You can support Special Olympics NC and satisfy your sweet tooth thanks to Cafe Carolina’s $1 cookie promotion.  Through October 1, you can get their jumbo cookies for just $1, with every penny going to Special Olympics athletes. Grab one today!

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Unified Champion School applications are now being accepted

Unified Champion Schools (formerly known as Project UNIFY Schools) bring youth with and without intellectual disabilities together through education and sports to create school communities of acceptance and respect. Is your school interested in becoming a Unified Champion School for the 2016-2017 school year? Apply by November 1 and join the inclusive movement!

2016 Global Messenger Class

New athlete leaders trained as Global Messengers

Eleven athletes from across the state took on new leadership roles in the Special Olympics movement when they became Global Messengers. As trained spokespeople for the organization, the new Global Messengers will give speeches to raise awareness for and get new people involved in the organization. Read more

Greensboro Soccer Marathon

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

Ward Mongold Opening Eyes

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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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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