Join us in Celebrating Champions and Inclusion throughout July
We are celebrating champions all month long but we can’t do it without YOU! When you donate to Special Olympics this July, you make twice the difference. And what’s even more… July 15-20 marks the Global Week of Inclusion, culminating in Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day on July 20! Help carry on Shriver’s legacy by taking the Inclusion Revolution pledge here.
Special Olympics NC recognized for commitment to inclusive health
Special Olympics NC was recently recognized by Special Olympics International as one of 33 Special Olympics Healthy Communities. This recognition is awarded to accredited Special Olympics Programs that have elevated their health work to expand their Healthy Athletes program and broaden athletes’ ability to access year-round quality health care, wellness, and fitness opportunities within their community. Learn more about SONC’s health programming.
Coastal Management fundraises over $20,000 for Special Olympics NC
What a sweet success! Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owner Coastal Management raised over $15,000 in North Carolina stores and over $5,000 in South Carolina locations throughout a week-long fundraising campaign in May. The Holly Springs location is recognized as the top fundraising store for the campaign with more than $3,000 raised. A heartfelt thanks to Coastal Management for their generous contribution and advocacy for Special Olympics athletes in the Carolinas.
Join the Inclusion Revolution!
There are nearly 400 Unified Champion Schools in North Carolina. These schools promote acceptance, respect, and human dignity for all students. Interested in becoming a Unified Champion School? Complete the application here!
Local eye doctor makes inclusive health a priority
As a teenager, Dr. Jason Minton played on a Unified softball team, made of people with and without intellectual disabilities. Five years ago, he returned to the Special Olympics movement in a new role: Opening Eyes Clinical Director. View the WRAL story on Dr. Minton.
Best friends from Lincoln County go for gold during the 2019 Summer Games
Genesis Alvarez and Gianna Mrozek ran, jumped, and threw their way to victory collecting medals and maintaining an uplifting attitude. Alvarez and Mrozek both have unique stories that make what they have accomplished even more exciting. Read more about their story and their accomplishments.