Take your support of SONC to new heights at Over the Edge
Embrace your inner daredevil and rappel 30 stories down the Wells Fargo Capitol Center on Saturday, September 29! The 2018 Over the Edge fundraising event will feature more than 100 individuals making a difference in the lives of nearly 40,000 Special Olympics North Carolina athletes. Sign up and begin fundraising today!
Athletes ready to shine at 2018 SONC Equestrian Tournament
Nearly 120 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners are ready to ride at the 2018 SONC Equestrian Tournament. The event will take place at Hunt Horse Complex in Raleigh Sept. 28-30 and is free and open to the public. Volunteers are still needed and can sign up online. Detailed event (HOD) information will be available soon.
Union County athlete receives glasses for the first time thanks to Healthy Athlete screenings
Joe Crawford left the 2018 Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games with a few things: great memories, a bronze medal in Unified bowling and a whole new outlook on life. Thanks to participating in Opening Eyes vision screenings, Joe received a pair of glasses for the first time in his life! This life-changing service has helped Joe at school, where he can now see the chalkboard. Read more about Joe’s story. Medical professionals interested in donating their time as a volunteer at a health screening should contact Ellen Fahey. A list of local health screenings is available here.
Enter for your chance to win a Polaris Ranger 500
Purchase your $10 ticket to win a Polaris Ranger 500 and support Special Olympics North Carolina! A winner will be drawn on November 1, 2018 and only 5,000 tickets will be sold so buy your ticket today.
Become a Unified Champion School this year!
In the 2017-2018 school year, there were more than 300 Unified Champion Schools in North Carolina and we want to increase that number this year! 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.
Unified flag football comes to college campuses
Special Olympics North Carolina has partnered with college campus recreation programs to offer Unified Sports Flag Football to college students and SONC athletes. Read more.