Special Olympics North Carolina News
Spread the Word to End the Word Campaign Kicks Off
The month of March marks the annual Spread the Word to End the Word campaign aimed at ending the derogatory use of the r-word (retard or retarded). Schools and organization across the country use this campaign inspire respect and acceptance through raising the consciousness of society about the R-word and how hurtful words and disrespect can be toward people with intellectual disabilities. Take the pledge today to stand up for acceptance, inclusion and respect.
March Madness Takes Over SONC
Over 2500 people will be involved in the state-level basketball tournaments over the next two weekends when you add up the athletes, coaches, chaperones, volunteers and family members who all play a vital role in such an event. The western tournament is this Saturday, March 8, in Charlotte, Matthews and Indian Trail with detailed event information now available. The eastern will follow on March 15 in Kenly, Micro, Selma and Smithfield. It is not too late to sign up to volunteer! The SONC Cheerleading Tournament was a great success this past weekend in Davie County. Thank you to all the volunteers and the Davie County community. Results are available now, and photos will be available soon!
“Battle of the Blues” Marks First Unified Basketball Game
Special Olympics North Carolina athletes from Orange and Durham counties will join together on the same team with students from the Special Olympics College programs at the University of North Carolina and Duke University to compete in the first-ever UNC vs. Duke Special Olympics Unified Sports Basketball Game on Saturday, March 8 at 9 a.m. at Duke University’s Brodie Gym. The game is free and open to the public.
Torch Run 5k Registration Now Open
The sixth annual Special Olympics NC Torch Run 5k will take place Saturday, March 29, 2014 on a new course through NC State University’s Centennial Campus. The Special Olympics NC Torch Run 5k is also the a part of the Second Empire Spring 2014 Grand Prix Series. Runners and walkers may register online now.