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Spring Games Underway Around the State

Spring is here and Special Olympics athletes all around the state are turning their attention towards local Spring Games competitions!  Support the athletes in your community and attend your local Spring Games.  View a complete list of SONC Spring Games in communities throughout the state.


2016 Plane Pull Gives Fundraising Push to SONC

Nearly 80 teams competed at the 2016 Plane Pull on April 30, raising more than $110,000 for Special Olympics North CarolinaThe Bertie Enforcers were named Overall Champions with a lightning-fast pull time of 7.85 seconds. Complete results and photos will be available soon.


Deputy Daniel Blagg Selected to Carry Flame of Hope in Torch Run Final Leg at 2017 Special Olympics World 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…


Special Olympics NC Honored Nationally for Building Inclusive Environments for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Special Olympics NC was recognized as a Merit Finalist Award recipient in Mutual of America’s nationwide Community Partnership Award competition for working to build more inclusive environments for people with intellectual disabilities through Project UNIFY and Unified Sports initiatives. Read more…

Durham PD Shields Take the Field

Shields Take the Field Benefits SONC

Six teams competed in the 2nd Annual “Shields Take the Field” Women’s Charity Softball Tournament to benefit the Law Enforcement Torch Run’s fundraising efforts for Special Olympics North Carolina. Teams enjoyed two days of competition to include pool play followed by a double elimination tournament. Durham Police Department’s team took home the 1st place trophy with Cabarrus County Law Enforcement as the runner-up. The event raised nearly $8,000! Tournament photos are now available online.

SONC Works on Plans to Support Special Olympics Global Strategic Plan

The Special Olympics 2016–2020 Global Strategic Plan is built around two primary GOALS, with subsequent STRATEGIES and appropriate TARGETS, along with one SUPPORT GOAL. View this new video that puts the 2016-2020 Global Strategic Plan in vivid — and colorful — focus.


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


Moving Up to the Front of the Class – Alleghany County Athlete Gets Fit!

When Zack Kupner joins his class instructor at the front of his fitness class at the Alleghany Wellness Center everyone smiles!  Kupner literally came from the back of the room where he wouldn’t participate at all when the Healthy Athletes Challenge first began and now he’s at the front of the class! 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!

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