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More than 1,800 Athletes & Unified Partners shine at Summer Games

More than 1,800 athletes and Unified Partners competed in nine different sports at the SONC Summer Games in Raleigh and Cary June 3-5.  In addition to a weekend of competition, athletes also participated in Healthy Athletes screenings in seven different disciplines. View insights from the 730 screenings conducted during Summer Games. Results are now available and photos are being posted throughout the week!

Go Over the Edge for Special Olympics NC

Over the Edge returns to the Triangle Sept. 30 – Oct. 1 at the Wells Fargo Capitol Center. Participants who raise $1,000 for Special Olympics North Carolina will have the opportunity to rappel 30 stories down the downtown Raleigh skyscraper! Register and begin fundraising today!

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1.2 million participants in Unified Sports set global milestone

Thanks to the generous support of ESPN, the US Department of Education, Kim Samuel and the Samuel Family Foundation, Lions Club International, and many others, Special Olympics surpassed its worldwide goal of registering 1 million Unified Sports participants, by registering 1.2 million participants, including athletes (individuals with intellectual disabilities) and teammates (individuals without intellectual disabilities) in Special Olympics Unified Sports®. Learn how you can become involved with Unified Sports®.

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Visit a TD Bank in your community and support Special Olympics NC

No one tells the Special Olympics story better than our athletes. Now through June 24th you can pick up a pack of Special Olympics Athlete Trading Cards at participating TD Bank locations and get to know 50 Special Olympics athletes from around the country. Your donation of $5 or more help us keep our programs free for the nearly 40,000 Special Olympics athletes right here in North Carolina. Visit to learn more and find a TD Bank location near you.


NBA Legends Inspire Athletes to Motivate Others

Durham County athlete Alex Roper has always believed that his personal success comes from celebrating the success of others. With several gold medals under his belt, he finds that motivating others is the greatest reward of all. Read more


Haywood County Deputy represents NC Law Enforcement at the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games

Deputy Daniel Blagg of the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office in Waynesville has been selected as North Carolina’s only law enforcement official to the Final Leg team that will run the “Flame of Hope” throughout Austria in March 2017 prior to the start of the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria.  Read more…


Fit & Flattering – Special Olympics Watauga County athlete is living healthier

Special Olympics NC athlete Karen Hendrix has dropped more than 50 lbs. in the past nine months, is no longer a diabetic and was the belle of the ball this year at the Watauga County Joy Prom! She attributes her healthier lifestyle with the changes she made during the NC GlaxoSmithKline funded Healthy Athletes Challenge!  Read more

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