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Vote Daily for SONC Volunteer Bob Bowler

Longt300x250ime Special Olympics NC volunteer Bob Bowler of Charlotte is a finalist in the NASCAR Foundation’s Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award presented by Nationwide, an award given annually to a NASCAR fan who has made a profound impact on the youth in their community. For the past 31 years, Bob has coached nearly 3,000 athletes and raised more than $1 million for people with intellectual disabilities. Vote daily for Bob to win this prestigious award and Special Olympics NC will also win a $100,000 prize!  Vote at www.NASCAR.com/award through Dec. 3rd! Watch a video about Bob!

Fall Tournament was Fantastic

2015 Fall Tournament Anniversary Logo

Congratulations to the nearly 900 athletes who participated in the 2015 SONC Fall Tournament in High Point. Many thanks for the High Point community for hosting a first-rate competition for the 10th straight year! Results and photos are now available.



Finish Line Supports Special Olympics 

Finish-Line-2015-Holiday-Web-ButtonThank you Finish Line for helping create inclusion for athletes of all abilities! Now through Dec 31, the Finish Line Youth Foundation will donate funds collected from customers in over 600 Finish Line stores to Special Olympics. Visit a local store today.


SONC Athlete Attends 2nd Annual Apolo Ohno Invitational

IMG_1660Speed skater Sammy Flores of Raleigh is one of eight athletes from the United States, Canada and Japan  selected to compete in the 2nd Annual Apolo Ohno Invitational held in Salt Lake City, Utah on Nov.13th. The Invitational featuref the world’s top speed skaters from around the world.  Flores and the Special Olympics athletes participated in a pre-event clinic with Ohno, a Unified Sports Relay with Olympic medalist Allison Baver, and then a 500m friendly race against each other. View photos.

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