State-level award nominations are being accepted
Is there someone in your local program deserving of recognition? Do they go above and beyond to exemplify the spirit of Special Olympics? Nominate them for a state-level award! The nomination deadline has been extended to Sept. 16.
North Carolina athletes selected to attend 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games
Two Special Olympics North Carolina athletes will join 3,000 of their peers in Austria March 14-25, 2017 for the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games. 110 nations will be represented as athletes compete in nine sports. Stay tuned for the official announcement of the two North Carolinians who will be part of Special Olympics USA!
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 going to Special Olympics athletes. Grab one today!
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!
New athlete leaders trained as Global Messengers
Eleven athletes from across the state took on new leadership roles in the Special Olympics movement when they became Global Messengers. As trained spokespeople for the organization, the new Global Messengers will give speeches to raise awareness for and get new people involved in the organization. Read more…
24-hour Soccer Marathon benefits Special Olympics Guilford/Greensboro
Teams from the Greensboro United Soccer Association recently took part in a 24-hour soccer marathon to benefit Special Olympics Guilford/Greensboro. For many, the highlight of the two day event was the Unified soccer game between Special Olympics athletes and the University of North Carolina – Greensboro men’s soccer team. Read more…
Opening Eyes at Summer Games
Dare County athlete Ward Mongold hadn’t been able to see well in years, but that all changed thanks to Opening Eyes, a free vision screening program offered at the 2016 SONC Summer Games. Read more…