SONC athletes excel at 2018 SONC Winter Games
Nearly 100 Special Olympics athletes from North Carolina and Virginia hit the slopes Jan. 7-8 at the 2018 SONC Winter Games – Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding. Competition was held at Appalachian Ski Mountain between Blowing Rock and Boone. Results and photos are now available.
Publix and Procter & Gamble partner to #LIGHTTHETORCH for Special Olympics North Carolina
From January 4 through January 20, 2018, Publix customers and associates will be able to make a donation to Special Olympics North Carolina at the register and in turn will receive a special Torch Icon that includes exclusive savings on Procter & Gamble brands. Shoppers can also meet local athletes who will be on-site at Publix Super Market stores throughout the state on Saturday, January 13 and Saturday, January 20 from 12 pm to 2 pm. Find a participating Publix Super Market near you!
MedFest provides hundreds of free physical exams for athletes every year
This past year, Special Olympics NC has held three MedFest events across the state: the Cape Fear Regional MedFest, the Charlotte MedFest and the Vance-Granville MedFest. In total, 229 new and returning athletes received free physical exams and 123 received free dental screenings through the Healthy Athletes Special Smiles discipline! Learn more about MedFest.
SONC names 2017 Family of the Year
Congratulations to the Bell family of Watauga County for being named the 2017 SONC Family of the Year. Ty and Nancy Bell became involved in Special Olympics more than a decade ago thanks to their daughter, Courtney. Since then, they have coached multiple sports, supported the local program financially and taken personal interests in each Watauga County athlete they meet.
Mecklenburg County athlete highlighted by WBTV
Congratulations to Robin Callaway of Mecklenburg County for being selected as WBTV’s January Special Olympics spotlight! The monthly feature shares the story of a local Special Olympics athlete who is currently training and competing. View her spotlight.
Go Freezin’ for a Reason at the 2018 Triad Chill Polar Plunge!
Support Special Olympics NC at one of the coolest events of 2018. On Saturday, February 24, 2018, the Triad Chill Polar Plunge will be held at Wet’n Wild Emerald Pointe in Greensboro. Registration information can be found here.
- North Carolina Torch Run honored with Diamond Award at international conference
- Eunice Kennedy Shriver honored posthumously with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2017 ESPYS
- SONC honors WRAL-TV’s Ken Smith for dedication
- Lisa Carroll of Catawba County named 2017 SONC Coordinator of the Year
- Sherry Paul, longtime SONC volunteer, honored by NC Council on Developmental Disabilities