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Teams prepare to test their strength for Special Olympics at the Plane Pull

More than 75 teams are ready to test their strength at the 2017 Plane Pull for Special Olympics NC on April 29 at RDU Airport. Teams of five will race against the clock to pull a regional jet 25 feet in a fun-filled day. Teams can still register for their chance to get in on the action. The Plane Pull is a rain or shine event.

Athletes across the state prepare for local Spring Games

Throughout the next few months, athletes across the state will have their chance to shine at their local Spring Games.  A full list of Spring Games dates and locations is available here.

Stokes County held a successful Spring Games with over 100 competing last week. Click here to learn more about the event.

It’s not too late to become a Unified Champion School

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.

The 2017 SONC Summer Games will be held June 2-4

Athletes across the state are gearing up for the 2017 SONC Summer Games in Raleigh, Cary and Holly Springs on June 2-4! Nearly 1,800 athletes will compete in athletics, bowling, cheerleading, cycling, gymnastics, powerlifting, softball, swimming and volleyball.

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Health is a community effort in Cabarrus County

Special Olympics Cabarrus County athletes and families are getting healthier thanks to the Cabarrus County Wellness Program, a community-driven health program. Read more

Athletes from the Southeast Region took to the pool April 9

More than 170 Special Olympics athletes from Florida, North Carolina, and Virginia competed in the 2017 Special Olympics U.S. Southeast Swimming Invitational April 9 in Greensboro. Results and photos from the event are now available.

World Games athletes return to North Carolina

Kristen Milstead and Maurice Watts have returned from Austria! The two athletes competed in Alpine skiing at the 2017 World Winter Games. During the games, Kristen Milstead earned two silver medals for Alpine skiing and Maurice Watts earned a silver medal for Alpine skiing.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are needed to help with the 2017 Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games in Raleigh, Cary and Holly Springs on June 2-4! Sign up online here.

Medical professionals are needed to provide medical coverage at the 2017 Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games in Raleigh, Cary and Holly Springs on June 2-4! Sign up online here.

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