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Athletes prepare for 2016 SONC Equestrian Tournament

Nearly 140 Special Olympics athletes and Unified Partners are ready to show off their skills at the 2016 SONC Equestrian Tournament. The event will be held Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at the Hunt Horse Complex in Raleigh. Detailed event (HOD) information is now available.

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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!

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Cafe Carolina & Bakery offers a sweet way to help SONC

You can support Special Olympics NC and satisfy your sweet tooth thanks to Cafe Carolina‘s $1 cookie promotion.  Through October 1, you can get their jumbo cookies for just $1, with every penny supporting the Special Olympics North Carolina mission. Grab one today!

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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.


Row-raiser benefits Special Olympics Catawba County

Nearly 150 rowers competed in a row-raiser hosted by CrossFit Catawba Valley and raised more than $7,000 for Special Olympics Catawba County. Special Olympics athletes came to show their support of the rowers, and some even practiced rowing themselves. Read more

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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

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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 Equestrian Tournament will be September 30-October 2 at the James B. Hunt Horse Complex in Raleigh. Volunteers must register online here to help!

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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