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Join us in spreading unstoppable joy with Finish Line this holiday season

For the sixth year in a row, Finish Line will be holding its annual holiday fundraising campaign benefitting Special Olympics from November 15 – December 31, 2017 at over 560 Finish Line stores across the United States. Find a participating store near you!

MedFest provides hundreds of free physical exams for athletes every year

This past year, Special Olympics NC has held three MedFest events across the state: the Cape Fear Regional MedFest, the Charlotte MedFest and the Vance-Granville MedFest. In total, 229 new and returning athletes received free physical exams and 123 received free dental screenings through the Healthy Athletes Special Smiles discipline! Learn more about MedFest.

Raleigh Police Blueliners took on Carolina Hurricanes Alumni in charity hockey game

Thanks to Raleigh Police Department, the Carolina Hurricanes Alumni, PNC Arena and over 600 fans for coming together for the first RPD vs. Hurricanes Alumni hockey game benefitting Special Olympics NC on November 18. The event raised more than $6,000 for the North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run, which is the largest grassroots fundraising effort for Special Olympics.


NC State named champions at the Annual Unified Rivalry Flag Football Game 

NC State University and UNC-Chapel Hill faced off on Sunday, November 19 in Raleigh at the annual Rivalry Series Flag Football game. For the second year, NC State University’s Unified team took home the traveling trophy. Thanks to both teams for their dedication to inclusion and playing Unified!


Lasting memories created at the 2017 SONC Fall Tournament in Charlotte

Nearly 1,200 Special Olympics athletes and Unified Partners from across the state had their chance to shine at the 2017 SONC Fall Tournament in Charlotte. Competition took place in six sports November 3-5. Photos are being posted throughout the week and results are now available. To see highlights from the weekend, watch our wrap-up video!


Become a Unified Champion School – Apply today!

Special Olympics North Carolina has over 260 Unified Champion Schools and we want you to join the inclusive movement! Complete the application today for next school year, 2017-2018.  Email for more information.

Lincoln County athlete Damian Roberts highlighted by WBTV

Congratulations to Damian Roberts of Lincoln County for being selected as WBTV’s November Special Olympics spotlight! The monthly feature shares the story of a local Special Olympics athlete who is currently training and competing. View Damian’s spotlight.

Cumberland County athlete creates lasting impact on his community

From rappelling down a building to leading a motorcycle charity ride, Steven Prescott lives life on the edge in order help his community and the causes that mean the most to him. Read more

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Volunteer Opportunities

Special Olympics North Carolina needs help throughout the year in our office and warehouse.  We handle data entry for newly registered athletes and volunteers.  We maintain a large warehouse with almost everything that you need for a sports event and use various items throughout the year so we need volunteers to keep it all in order.  Please signup online or email with questions.  We welcome groups of 4 or 5 to join us as well.

Each local program has a local committee that assists the Local Program Coordinator in all of their program needs. Click here to see what opportunities are available or visit your local program's page.

For information on coaching, volunteering at events, or getting involved with your local program, please fill out the Volunteer Interest Form! Volunteers will be added to our email database for information on future volunteer opportunities.

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