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Special Olympics North Carolina News

NC to be Well Represented at 2015 World Games

1A_SO_USA__PRIMARY_2cNorth Carolina will be represented by four athletes at the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games July 25-Aug. 2 in Los Angeles. Randy Rogers (golf), Katie Degnan (tennis), Starr Kluttz (aquatics) and Allison Douglas (equestrian) will join more than 7,000 athletes from 177 nations as they compete in 25 Olympic-type sports.  With an anticipated 30,000 volunteers and 500,000 spectators, the 2015 Special Olympics World Games will be the largest sports and humanitarian event anywhere in the world in 2015, allowing all to reveal the champion within. Meet Starr Kluttz, a Special Olympics athlete for 35 years, who will make a splash in the pool at World Games.

Unified Relay Across America Fundraising Continues

IMG_2482From June 1 to June 5, North Carolina torchbearers jogged, walked, skated or cycled as they took part in  Unified Relay Across America in the Fayetteville, Triangle, Triad, and Charlotte communities.  Individuals and teams are still encouraged to continue fundraising through July 31 towards the $1,500 goal in order to qualify to receive a Unified Relay Torch. Please contact unifiedrelay@specialolympics.org with any questions.  Photos can be found online.

Over the Edge Registration Now Open

2015 OTE for webOver the Edge is back in Raleigh on October 2 – 3 at the Wells Fargo Capitol Center! Participants who raise $1,000 will rappel down 30 stories of the skyscraper to benefit Special Olympics NC. Register now.

 

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