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 organizations across the country use this campaign to inspire respect and acceptance through raising the consciousness of society about how hurtful words can be toward people with intellectual disabilities. Take the pledge today to stand up for acceptance, inclusion and respect.
March Madness Takes Over SONC
More than 2500 people will be involved in the state-level basketball tournaments in March when you add up the athletes, coaches, chaperones, volunteers and family members who will be in attendance. The western tournament was this weekend in Charlotte, Matthews and Indian Trail. View results! Photos coming soon! The eastern will follow on March 15 in Kenly, Micro, Selma and Smithfield. Detailed event (HOD) information is now available for the SONC Eastern Basketball Tournament. It is not too late to sign up to volunteer! The SONC Cheerleading Tournament in Davie County was a great success! Thank you to all the volunteers and the Davie County community. Cheerleading results are available now! Photos coming soon.
ESPN Captures “Battle of the Blues” Unified Basketball Game
SONC athletes from Orange and Durham counties joined 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 March 8. Duke pulled away to a 42-37 win in the final minute of the game. View the amazing national coverage of the game on ESPN and CollegeGameDay!
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.