Test your strength for Special Olympics North Carolina at the 2018 Plane Pull
On Saturday, April 28, five-person teams will compete to see who can pull a 30,000-pound plane 25 feet the fastest at the 2018 Plane Pull.The Plane Pull is a special event fundraiser of the North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run. Each team will raise a minimum of $800 so register today and start fundraising!
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. About 350 athletes went for gold last week at Special Olympics Henderson County’s Spring Games. This week, 18 local programs will hold their Spring Games! A full list of Spring Games dates and locations is available here.
Team North Carolina prepares for the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games
The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games may still be months away, but members of Team NC are already hard at work! Team NC flag football recently came to Raleigh to play a scrimmage against the NC State University Unified flag football team in preparation for Seattle. In addition to practicing, the entire team is working to raise $2,018 to offset the cost of their trip to USA Games. All members of Team NC have individual fundraising goals and you can support them by donating online.
SONC names 2017 Volunteer of the Year
Congratulations to Jayne Radionov for being named the 2017 Special Olympics NC Volunteer of the Year. After being introduced to Special Olympics in 2005, Radionov found a passion for coaching that led to her getting even further involved in the organization. Since then, she has served in many other volunteer roles and traveled to the United Arab Emirates for the 2018 Special Olympics MENA Games! Read more.
MedFest provides hundreds of free physical exams for athletes every year
Special Olympics NC will hold MedFest events across the state in order to provide Special Olympics athletes with free physical exams and health screenings. On February 2, 80 athletes in Warren County received free physical exams and FunFitness health screenings at the first MedFest in 2018. Learn more about MedFest.
Cabarrus County athlete highlighted by WBTV
Congratulations to Eric Gluf from Cabarrus County for being selected as WBTV’s April Special Olympics spotlight! The monthly feature shares the story of a local Special Olympics athlete who is currently training and competing. View his spotlight.
Granite Falls Elementary School students play and live Unified
Inclusion is a big part of each day at Granite Falls Elementary School. From working together as reading buddies to spreading the word to end the R-word, these students are committed to making their school community one of acceptance and respect. Read more.