Special Olympics North Carolina News
North Carolina Athletes Prepare for Closing Ceremonies
All four of North Carolina’s athletes turned in inspiring performances at the World Games and are preparing for the Closing Ceremony on Sunday and their return to NC on Monday afternoon!
Katie Degnan won a gold medal in singles tennis and Allison Douglas earned her third gold medal of the Games earning a first in Equestrian Relay on Saturday. Starr Kluttz has won a bronze medal and a 4th place ribbon in aquatics this week and Randy Rogers earned a participation ribbon in 18 hole individual stroke play at the 2015 Special Olympics World Games. Stay tuned to Twitter and Facebook for more World Games updates.
Throughout the week, 6,500 athletes, including Randy Rogers (golf), Katie Degnan (tennis), and Allison Douglas (equestrian) and Starr Kluttz (aquatics), from 165 nations are competing in 25 Olympic-type sports. The 2015 Special Olympics World Games is the largest sports and humanitarian event in the world this year. View the ESPN broadcast schedule for the World Games. Note the ESPN Wrap-Up Show will be aired Aug. 6 at 8 p.m..
Torch Run Final Leg Concludes at Opening Ceremony
Law enforcement officers brought the Flame of Hope into the 2015 World Games Opening Ceremonies on July 25. Officer Al Negron, a 13-year veteran of the Winston-Salem Police Department, represented NC in the Torch Run Final Leg. View photos from Officer Negron’s journey.
Special Olympics World Games Coverage on ESPN
Over the Edge Registration Now Open
Over the Edge is back in Raleigh on October 2 – 3 at the Wells Fargo Capitol Center! Participants who raise $1,000 will rappel down 30 stories of the skyscraper to benefit Special Olympics NC. Register now.