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Go Over the Edge for Special Olympics NC

Nearly 130 individuals are ready to take their support of Special Olympics NC to new heights by rappelling 30 stories in Raleigh on Sept. 30. There are still a few Over the Edge slots available so register online today! Contact Leslie Moyar at 919-210-0966 with any questions.

The 2017 SONC Fall Tournament to be held in Charlotte

We are excited to bring the 2017 Special Olympics NC Fall Tournament to Charlotte Nov. 3 – 5! More than 1,000 athletes will compete in basketball, bocce, golf, roller skating, soccer and tennis. 1,000 volunteers are needed throughout the weekend for positions that range from setting up tents and keeping score, to line judging and presenting medals. Sign up today!


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.

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 highlighted by WBTV

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

Special Olympics becomes family to longtime volunteers

When Jake and Lauren Harkey first found Special Olympics as Appalachian State freshmen, they didn’t even realize they were looking for all that it could offer them. Over the course of the past decade, the athletes of Special Olympics Watauga County have become family. Read more

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Volunteer Opportunities

Join us at the 2017 SONC Equestrian Tournament Sept. 29-Oct. 1 in Raleigh! Click here for details.

Over the Edge is a fundraising event for Special Olympics North Carolina where individuals raise $1,000 each to rappel 30 stories down the Wells Fargo Capital Center in downtown Raleigh on September 29 & 30. Want to be part of the action without going Over the Edge?  Sign up to volunteer today.

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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