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2016 Polar Plunge Registration is Open

Local Program Horizontal LogoCold weather in NC can only mean one thing: it’s Polar Plunge season! Brave individuals will take the plunge and be freezin’ for a reason across the state this winter! Register today for one of the many upcoming plunges.

UNC Men’s Basketball Hosts Annual Special Olympics Clinic

SONC Athletes Find Success Outside NC

rory with his 2 medalsCongratulations to speed skater Rory Kinane of Charlotte who traveled to Austria for Pre-Games 2016 in Austria.  The competition was a “test event” for the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games. Twenty-one nations were represented and over 1,000 athletes competed.  Kinane won silver medals in the 500m and 777m races.  He also skated with the Netherlands team in a relay exhibition. View Rory’s photos. Congratulations to the McDowell County powerlfiters who showed off their skills at the recent 2016 Southeast Powerlifting Regional  in Georgia. And kudos to SONC athletes that brought home hardware from the Special Olympics VA Tennis Xperience! Enjoy a video from the event.

Winter Games Concludes

Skier6Congratulations to the more than 100 athletes who competed in Alpine skiing and snowboarding at the 2016 SONC Winter Games Jan.3-4. Despite an unseasonably warm December, Appalachian Ski Mountain was able to  make snow and the athletes enjoyed wintry conditions.  View results and photos!



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