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Tip-A-Cop® supports Special Olympics NC

Red Robin’s 11th annual Tip-A-Cop® event took place in North Carolina on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 15 local restaurants. NC Law Enforcement Torch Run officers volunteered their time as servers alongside Red Robin’s wait staff to collect tips from guests to raise funds for Special Olympics North Carolina.


World’s Largest Truck Convoy rolls through Charlotte

The North Carolina leg of the World’s Largest Truck Convoy passed through Charlotte on Saturday, Oct. 22. Nearly 100 trucks traveled 28 miles throughout Charlotte in this yearly fundraising and awareness building event. Photos will be available soon.

Unified Champion Schools Logo No NC

Unified Champion School applications are now being accepted

Unified Champion Schools (formerly known as Project UNIFY Schools) bring youth with and without intellectual disabilities together through education and sports to create school communities of acceptance and respect. Is your school interested in becoming a Unified Champion School for the 2016-2017 school year? Apply by November 1 and join the inclusive movement!

2016 Unified Flag Football Season

Unified Sports come to college campuses

Methodist University, NC State, UNC Wilmington, Winston-Salem State, Elon University, UNC Chapel Hill, UNC Charlotte, UNC Greensboro and Wake Forest University will offer Unified Flag Football, while East Carolina University will offer Unified Soccer. Students interested in participating can sign up through their campus recreation, while any interested Special Olympics athletes should contact their local coordinator. If you are interested in starting a Unified league at your college or university, contact the Sports Department.


Special Olympics Craven County receives new bocce courts

As a part of the Lowe’s Heroes volunteer program, Lowe’s of New Bern partnered with Special Olympics Craven County to build new wheelchair accessible bocce courts. Read more

2016 SONC Paddle Boarding (1)

SONC athletes get on board with new trend

Special Olympics NC athletes recently had the chance to try something new: standup paddle boarding! This locally popular sport is growing across the state and it’s a great opportunity for athletes to step outside their comfort zone. Read more

2016 Summer Games Healthy Athletes

2015-2016 SONC Health Report

The 2015-2016 SONC Health Report is now available. This comprehensive document offers a look at the state of health programming for Special Olympics NC athletes.  Read more

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The 2016 SONC Fall Tournament will be November 4-6 in various locations in High Point, NC! Volunteers must register online here to help!

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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