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Athletes excel at 2019 Summer Games

Nearly 1,800 athletes and Unified partners excelled at the 2019 Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games May 31-June 2. Athletes and Unified partners competed in seven sports at various Raleigh-area locations in addition to enjoying an Opening Ceremony at PNC Arena and Olympic town and victory dance on NC State’s campus.  Photos are being posted here and results are now available.

WOD for Inclusion to benefit Special Olympics NC

Work up a sweat for Special Olympics North Carolina at the “WOD for INCLUSION” fundraising event on July 20, 2019. Register your gym or as a participant and make a difference, one rep at a time!

Special Olympics NC recognized for commitment to inclusive health

Special Olympics North Carolina was recently recognized by Special Olympics International as one of 33 Special Olympics Healthy Communities. This recognition is awarded to accredited Special Olympics Programs that have elevated their health work to expand their Healthy Athletes program and broaden athletes’ ability to access year-round quality health care, wellness, and fitness opportunities within their community. Learn more about SONC’s health programming.

Join the Inclusion Revolution!

There are nearly 400 Unified Champion Schools in North Carolina. These schools promote acceptance, respect, and human dignity for all students. Interested in becoming a Unified Champion School? Complete the application here!

Athletes receive free health screenings at Summer Games

Nearly 600 athletes participated in free Healthy Athletes screenings at the 2019 SONC Summer Games May 31 – June 2.  Stations for Opening Eyes, Special Smiles, Healthy Hearing, Health Promotions, Fit Feet and FunFitness all provided free screenings and health-related information.  View the WRAL story on Opening Eyes Clinical Director Dr. Jason Minton.

Special Olympics Wake County athlete meets his bowling hero

Brady Armlin received the surprise of a lifetime when professional bowler, Jason Belmonte, stopped by Buffaloe Lanes North in Raleigh to meet one of his biggest fans. See more from ABC11.

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Volunteer Opportunities

We have programs throughout the state with year-round programs.  These are a few of the upcoming events.

Wake County is actively looking for volunteers for their Spring Games April 24th & 25th at Ravenscroft and May 2nd & 3rd at Cary Academy. Check out the opportunities and sign up here.

Each 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.

Special Olympics North Carolina needs help throughout the year in our office and warehouse in the Raleigh area.  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 volunteers@sonc.net with questions.  We welcome groups of 4 or 5 to join us as well.

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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