Go freezin’ for a reason at the 2019 Triad Chill
Brave individuals are prepared to plunge into icy water at the 2019 Triad Chill on Saturday, February 23 at Wet’n Wild Emerald Pointe in Greensboro all to raise valuable funds and awareness for Special Olympics North Carolina. Registration is now open so sign up today! Don’t live near Greensboro? Don’t worry! There are Polar Plunges happening in communities across North Carolina.
Athletes hit the slopes and the rink at Southeast U.S. Winter Games
Nearly 160 Special Olympics athletes hit the slopes at the 2019 Special Olympics Southeast U.S. Winter Games – Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding competition, while more than 40 athletes took to the rink at the 2019 Special Olympics Southeast U.S. Winter Games – Figure Skating. See results for Alpine Skiing & Snowboarding and Figure Skating.
Four North Carolina athletes to attend 2019 Special Olympics World Games
Congratulations to the four North Carolina athletes who have been selected to join Special Olympics USA at the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi. Jonathan Willis is excited to make a splash in the pool and hopefully bring home a gold to Beaufort/Hyde. Read more of Jonathan’s story here and meet all of the North Carolina athletes and coaches who are part of Special Olympics USA.
Special Olympics NC honors advocate of inclusive health
Jen Roberts, PT, DPT, of High Point was recently recognized as a 2018 Golisano Health Leadership Award honoree thanks to her dedication to improving the health of people with intellectual disabilities and advancing the health work of Special Olympics. She became a certified Clinical Director for FUNfitness in 2014 and has expanded the program significantly. Through her leadership, FUNfitness screenings have taken place in many communities across the state. Read more about the two North Carolina recipients.
Special Olympics NC announces 2018 state-level awards
Special Olympics North Carolina (SONC) presented ten 2018 state-level awards honoring outstanding individuals, companies and organizations that support Special Olympics in North Carolina. Read more about all the award winners.
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.
North Carolina schools recognized for inclusive work
Six Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® in North Carolina have received national recognition for their commitment to inclusion through the National School Recognition Program. Read more.