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Athletes ready to shine at 2019 Summer Games

Nearly 1,800 athletes and Unified partners are ready to show off their skills at the 2019 Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games May 31 – June 2. Competition will take place in seven sports at various Raleigh-area locations.

TD Bank supports Special Olympics NC

Now through June 7th, you can stand behind nearly 40,000 SONC athletes when you visit your local TD Bank branch. Make a donation to get your wristband and show your support for making our communities more inclusive. Find a TD Bank near you.

Flame of Hope travels across the state

Law enforcement personnel are carrying the Flame of Hope across North Carolina in advance of the 2019 SONC Summer Games. The Flame of Hope will travel through communities prior to arriving at the Opening Ceremony on May 31. Find a relay leg near you and cheer on the law enforcement officers! 

High school graduation is right around the corner!

Want to stay involved with Special Olympics in college? Check out this map to see if your college campus has a Special Olympics College Club. If your campus is not involved, be the one to introduce Unified College programming and make a difference in your community! Contact
for more information.

Special Olympics athletes receive free health screenings

Nearly 750 athletes received free sports physicals and health screenings this spring. Health screenings included hearing, vision, health promotion and physical therapy. The 2019 SONC Summer Games will offer six health screenings that will be available for participating athletes. Learn how you can get involved!

Guilford/High Point athletes highlighted by FOX8

Special Olympics Guilford/High Point’s softball team is ready to shine at the 2019 SONC Summer Games and recently got to show off their skills for FOX8. View the full story here.

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Volunteer Opportunities

We have programs throughout the state with year-round programs.  These are a few of the upcoming events.

Wake County is actively looking for volunteers for their Spring Games April 24th & 25th at Ravenscroft and May 2nd & 3rd at Cary Academy. Check out the opportunities and sign up here.

Each 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.

Special Olympics North Carolina will hold the 2019 Summer Games in the Raleigh area May 31-June 2. More than 1,500 volunteers will be needed in a variety of roles throughout the weekend. Please signup online. If you have a large group of 20 or more please reach out to Kathy Langfield at for assistance with registration.

Special Olympics North Carolina needs help throughout the year in our office and warehouse in the Raleigh area.  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.

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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