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More Than 1800 Athletes & Unified Partners Prepare for Summer Games

Just as local spring games are concluding across the state, more than 1800 athletes and Unified Partners are training in nine different sports as they prepare for state-level competition at the SONC Summer Games in Raleigh and Cary June 3-5.  Detailed event (head of delegation) information is now available. Watch for the NC Law Enforcement Torch Run Relay as it converges on Raleigh on June 2 prior to the Final Leg on Friday June 3 when the officers bring the Flame of Hope into the SONC Summer Games Opening Ceremonies! Learn more about Summer Games, view a complete schedule and check out our remaining volunteer opportunities!


Wake County Schools Showcase Unified Track at High School State Championships in Greensboro

Two Wake County high schools had the opportunity to show high school track teams from across the state how Special Olympics Unified track has become a part of their high school athletic offerings.  Sanderson High School and Panther Creek High School had teams compete in the 4×100 relay at the N.C. High School Athletic Association state track championships on Saturday, May 21.  Would your high school like to start a Unified Track program?  Contact us!  Read more…

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Visit a TD Bank in Your Community and Support Special Olympics NC

No one tells the Special Olympics story better than our athletes. Now through June 24th you can pick up a pack of Special Olympics Athlete Trading Cards at participating TD Bank locations and get to know 50 Special Olympics athletes from around the country. Your donation of $5 or more help us keep our programs free for the nearly 40,000 Special Olympics athletes right here in North Carolina. Visit to learn more and find a TD Bank location near you.

Go Over the Edge for Special Olympics NC

Over the Edge returns to the Triangle Sept. 30 – Oct. 1 at the Wells Fargo Capitol Center. Participants who raise $1,000 for Special Olympics North Carolina will have the opportunity to rappel 30 stories down the downtown Raleigh skyscraper! Register and begin fundraising today!


Haywood County Deputy Represents NC Law Enforcement at the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games

Deputy Daniel Blagg of the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office in Waynesville has been selected as North Carolina’s only law enforcement official to the Final Leg team that will run the “Flame of Hope” throughout Austria in March 2017 prior to the start of the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria.  Read more…


Hoop Dreams for Special Olympics NC Athletes and Unified Partners

Three NC universities (NC State, UNC Wilmington & Methodist) competed in a Special Olympics Unified Basketball League this spring. The experience was very memorable for both Special Olympics athletes and college students alike.   Read more


Fit & Flattering – Special Olympics Watauga County Athlete Is Living Healthier

Special Olympics NC athlete Karen Hendrix has dropped more than 50 lbs. in the past nine months, is no longer a diabetic and was the belle of the ball this year at the Watauga County Joy Prom! She attributes her healthier lifestyle with the changes she made during the NC GlaxoSmithKline funded Healthy Athletes Challenge!  Read more

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Volunteers are needed to help at the Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games on June 3-5 in various locations in Raleigh/Cary! More information and volunteer registration is available online here!

Camp SOAR (Special Olympics Athlete Retreat) is an exciting week that encourages current Special Olympics athletes to try new sports and recruit new athletes to participate in Special Olympics. Volunteers are needed all week long to make this camp possible. Volunteer registration is available online here!

For information on coaching, volunteering at events, or getting involved with your local program, please fill out the Volunteer Interest Form!

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