Athletes hit the slopes at SONC Winter Games
Nearly 110 Special Olympics athletes hit the slopes at the 2019 Special Olympics North Carolina Winter Games – Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding competition. Athletes from North Carolina and Virginia competed January 6-7 between Blowing Rock and Boone at Appalachian Ski Mountain. Thanks to Opening Eyes Clinical Directors, Jason Minton and Missy Daluvoys, 40 athletes received free vision screenings on Sunday, January 6th. See results and photos.
SONC announces 2018 Athlete of the Year
Congratulations to Sammy Flores for being named the 2018 Special Olympics NC Athlete of the Year! Since the beginning of his Special Olympics career nearly 10 years ago, Flores has grown as an athlete and role model for his fellow teammates. Read more.
Transylvania County athletes get healthier thanks to local gym
The Fitness Factory is giving Special Olympics Transylvania County athletes a competitive edge by assisting with their fitness training. The gym began offering free weight and cardio training to the athletes in December, to help them prepare for competition and improve their quality of life at the same time. Read more courtesy of Fox43.
Go freezin’ for a reason at a Polar Plunge near you
This winter, Polar Plunges across North Carolina will have people freezin’ for a reason! Brave individuals will jump into icy water while raising valuable funds and awareness for Special Olympics North Carolina. Grab a friend and find a Polar Plunge in your community.
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.
North Carolina schools recognized for inclusive work
Six Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® in North Carolina have received national recognition for their commitment to inclusion through the National School Recognition Program. Read more.