Individuals take support of Special Olympics to new heights
More than 100 brave individuals rappelled 30 stories for Special Olympics North Carolina at the 2018 Over the Edge fundraiser, Sept. 28-29. Each participant raised at least $1,000 for the opportunity to rappel down the Wells Fargo Capitol Center in downtown Raleigh. Photos are now available.
Athletes receive free medical exams thanks to MedFest partnership
Thanks to a partnership with Atrium Health in Charlotte and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, 150 students who have an intellectual disability are one step closer to going for the gold as Special Olympics athletes thanks to the Special Olympics MedFest held Friday, Sept. 28. The students received free medical examinations required for Special Olympics registration. In addition, 143 students received a dental screening during the MedFest. Learn more about the Charlotte Special Olympics MedFest.
Time is running out to enter for your chance to win a Polaris Ranger 500
Purchase your $10 ticket to win a Polaris Ranger 500 and support Special Olympics North Carolina! A winner will be drawn on November 1, 2018 and only 5,000 tickets will be sold so buy your ticket today.
Become a Unified Champion School this year!
There are already more than 360 Unified Champion Schools in North Carolina and we want you to join them! The 2018-2019 Unified Champion Schools application is now available. Email UnifiedSchools@sonc.net for more information.
ESPN recognizes Wake Forest High School for inclusive work
Wake Forest High School has been named as one of five exemplary Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools by ESPN. As part of the National Recognition Program, Wake Forest High School will receive a national banner presentation. View ESPN’s official announcement here.
Unified flag football comes to college campuses
Special Olympics North Carolina has partnered with college campus recreation programs to offer Unified Sports Flag Football to college students and SONC athletes. Read more.