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Team North Carolina needs your help to get to the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games

With just weeks to go until the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, Team NC needs your help to make their Seattle dreams become a reality! The entire team is working to raise $2,018 each to offset the cost of their trip to USA Games.  All members of Team NC have individual fundraising goals and you can support them by donating online. Cheer for Team NC by making a donation today!

Athletes shine at the 2018 SONC Summer Games

Nearly 1,900 athletes and Unified Partners from across the state excelled at the 2018 SONC Summer Games June 1-3 in various Raleigh-area locations.  Athletes competed in one of nine sports and enjoyed many fun activities like Opening Ceremony, Olympic Town, a dance and Healthy Athletes screenings. Photos and results are now posted. View coverage of the event courtesy of the News & Observer. 

Expanded health screenings offered at Summer Games

Athletes competing at the 2018 Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games had access to expanded Healthy Athletes screenings on both Friday, June 1 and Saturday, June 2. Over the course of the two days, more than 900 screenings were provided. Athletes received instruction on oral hygiene, proper nutrition and relaxation techniques.

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.

Get ready for the 2018-2019 school year, Unified Champion Schools!

Congratulations on a great 2017-2018 school year! Special Olympics North Carolina has more than 300 Unified Champion Schools and we want you to join the inclusive movement! 2018-2019 application coming soon.  Email UnifiedSchools@sonc.net for more information.

WBTV Spotlights Team NC Volleyball

Congratulations to Team NC volleyball on being recognized as WBTV’s June Special Olympics Athlete Spotlight. View the entire story here.

TD Bank campaign supports Special Olympics

Join TD Bank as they support more than 5 million Special Olympics athletes and #ChooseToInclude.  Take the pledge at your local TD Bank branch until June 22! Learn more.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Special Olympics North Carolina needs help throughout the year in our office and warehouse.  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.

Each local 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.

Join us at our largest fundraiser of the year. We need volunteers to work in a variety of capacities while up to 100 individual rappel down the Wells Fargo building in downtown Raleigh. Please select a shift where you can work the entire time. We will provide a T-Shirt and for those working 6 hours or more we will also provide a meal.

Register online now!

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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