Latest News

Test your strength for Special Olympics at the Plane Pull

Five-person teams will test their strength for Special Olympics NC on April 29 at RDU Airport as they compete to see who can pull a jet the fastest. Learn more.  Registration for the 2017 Plane Pull® presented by Credit Suisse is now open!

Athletes across the state prepare for local Spring Games

Throughout the next few months, athletes across the state will have their chance to shine at their local Spring Games.  A full list of Spring Games dates and locations is available here.

The 2017 World Winter Games are winding down with tonight’s Closing Ceremony in Graz, Austria

It’s the last day of competition for the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games. During the games, Kristen Milstead earned two silver medals for Alpine skiing and Maurice Watts earned a silver medal for Alpine skiing. The two North Carolina athletes have enjoyed their time in Austria and meeting athletes from all over the world. Tonight’s Closing Ceremony will be shown in a highlight program on ABC on March 26 from 2-3 p.m. ET (check your local listings). Stay tuned into the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games with ESPN’s coverage!

SONC names 2016 Volunteer of the Year

Elizabeth Knightly of Charlotte first started volunteering with Special Olympics while in high school. Since then, her passion for volunteering with SONC has only continued to grow. Congratulations on being named SONC’s 2016 Volunteer of the Year, Elizabeth! Read more about Elizabeth here.

It’s not too late to become a Unified Champion

Schools can still become Unified Champion Schools (formerly known as Project UNIFY) by applying online. Learn more about the benefits of becoming a Unified Champion School. Check out the latest list of registered Unified Champion Schools in North Carolina by county here.

Davidson County athlete takes the lead on new SOfit health program

Brian Goins of Davidson County wants to help his fellow athletes live healthier lifestyles by bringing a new health program to his county. Read more

Sign up today for the Solar Polar Plunge presented by Carowinds

Get access to Carowinds Carolina Harbor Waterpark early on opening day! The first 100 participants to sign up for the Solar Polar Plunge will get to enter Carowinds early on May 20 plus a general admission ticket for future use.  Learn more and sign up today.

Adopt a duck. Support Special Olympics NC.

Support Special Olympics North Carolina athletes by adopting your duck and earn the chance to win great prizes! Top prizes include $1,000 in cash, an Apple watch and a two-night stay at an Asheville bed and breakfast.  Winning ducks will be drawn June 3, but winners do not need to be present to win. Adopt your duck today!

More News

Find Special Olympics In Your Community
View Master Calendar
SONC Photo Gallery

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are needed to help with the Special Olympics U.S. Southeast Swimming Invitational at Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro on April 9! Sign up online here.

Volunteers are needed to help with the 2017 Plane Pull benefitting Special Olympics North Carolina at RDU Airport in Raleigh on April 29! Sign up online here.

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.

Our Sponsor Partners


Shared Stories