Athletes shine at 2018 SONC Fall Tournament
More than 1,000 athletes and Unified partners from across the state showed off their skills at the 2018 SONC Fall Tournament, Nov. 9-11. Competition took place in six sports at venues throughout the Charlotte area. Results are now available and photos are being posted online here.
Athletes receive free health screenings during Fall Tournament
Strong Minds and Special Smiles provided a combined 328 screenings for SONC athletes at the 2018 Fall Tournament in Charlotte. During these screenings, athletes learned techniques for handling stress as well as proper dental hygiene. Learn more about Healthy Athletes screenings.
Become a Unified Champion School this year!
There are already more than 360 Unified Champion Schools in North Carolina and we want you to join them! The 2018-2019 Unified Champion Schools application is now available. Email UnifiedSchools@sonc.net for more information.
ESPN recognizes Wake Forest High School for inclusive work
Wake Forest High School has been named as one of five exemplary Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools by ESPN. As part of the National Recognition Program, Wake Forest High School will receive a national banner presentation. View ESPN’s official announcement here.
NC State wins Unified Flag Football Rivalry Game
Congratulations to NC State University for winning the 2018 Unified Sports Flag Football Rivalry Game! The Wolfpack defeated the UNC – Chapel Hill Tar Heels 21-19 on Saturday, November 18. Both teams were made up of local Special Olympics athletes and students from NC State and UNC. Special Olympics Unified Sports® joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team to promote social inclusion through shared sports experiences. Photos will be available soon.
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- Changing the World Through Sports PSA