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Watch Raleigh Police Blueliners take on Carolina Hurricanes Alumni in an epic battle

Join us on November 18 at 1:00 p.m. at PNC Arena for a fundraiser hockey game. Canes’ player will sign their jerseys to be auctioned off at the end of the game. The event is FREE and open to the public! Donations to Special Olympics North Carolina will be collected at the door. See more.


Annual Unified Rivalry Flag Football Game to be hosted by N.C. State University

Join us Sunday, November 19 in Raleigh to watch the UNC- Chapel Hill Tar Heels take on the NC State University Wolfpack in their annual Rivalry Series Flag Football game! Opening Ceremonies will begin at 10:00 a.m. and kickoff will follow. This event is free and open to the public. Find out more!


2017 SONC Fall Tournament wraps up 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. 


MedFest events provided nearly 230 free health exams

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.

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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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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