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Volunteers Needed for the 2017 SONC Fall Tournament – in Charlotte

 Sign up today!  We are excited to bring the 2017 Special Olympics NC Fall Tournament to Charlotte Nov. 3 – 5 and we need your help.  More than 1,000 athletes will compete in basketball, bocce, golf, roller skating, soccer and tennis. Volunteer slots are still open with the greatest needs being qualified medical volunteers throughout the weekend and general volunteers on Sunday.


Welcome back to school!

Special Olympics North Carolina has over 260 Unified Champion Schools and we want you to join the inclusive movement! Complete the application today for next school year, 2017-2018.  Email for more information.

Dine out at Red Robin to support Special Olympics

Law enforcement officers are trading their badges for aprons during the 12th annual Red Robin Tip-A-Cop on Saturday, October 21. Officers will wait tables for lunch and dinner, donating tips they receive from customers to Special Olympics. Find a Red Robin location near you and dine with us!


Over the Edge raises valuable funds for Special Olympics NC

Thank you to the more than 110 daredevils who went Over the Edge for Special Olympics North Carolina in 2017! Many thanks to the event sponsors including The Spectrum Companies and Cafe Carolina and Bakery. Photos are now available. If you missed out on Over the Edge this year, mark your calendar for our 2018 date: September 29.


2016-17 SONC Health Report now available

The 2016-17 SONC Health Report shares the results of work in the area of health and wellness over the past year. Several local program initiatives are highlighted, including Cabarrus County’s Wellness Program. View the health report.

Mecklenburg County athlete Amber Nee highlighted by WBTV

Congratulations to Amber Nee of Mecklenburg County for being selected as WBTV’s October Special Olympics spotlight! The monthly feature shares the story of a local Special Olympics athlete who is currently training and competing. View Amber’s spotlight.

Steven Pait rappels 30 stories in honor of his daughter, Emma

For the second year, Steven Pait made the daring decision to go Over the Edge for Special Olympics NC, all because of his favorite Special Olympics athlete, Emma. Read more

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Volunteer Opportunities

Join us at the 2017 SONC Fall Tournament Nov. 3-5 in Charlotte! Click here for details.

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 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.

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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