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Go Over the Edge for Special Olympics NC

Take your support of Special Olympics North Carolina to new heights when you go Over the Edge in Raleigh on Sept. 30. Daredevils from around the state will rappel 30 stories down the Wells Fargo Capitol Center, raising valuable funds and awareness for SONC in the process. Learn everything you need to know, plus get rappelling experience at our Practice Rappel event on Friday, Sept. 8 at Triangle Rock Club.  Register online today!

The 2017 SONC Fall Tournament to be held in Charlotte

We are excited to bring the 2017 Special Olympics NC Fall Tournament to Charlotte Nov. 3 – 5! More than 1,000 athletes will compete in basketball, bocce, golf, roller skating, soccer and tennis. Anyone interested in volunteering on the Games Management Team should contact


State-level award nominations are open

Do you know an athlete, coach or volunteer deserving of recognition? Nominate them for a Special Olympics NC state-level award today. Awards will be given to the athlete of the year, coach of the year, volunteer of the year, family of the year and business/organization of the year. All nominations are due by August 31 and will be reviewed by a volunteer committee.  

SONC Names 2017 Coordinator of the Year

Lisa Carroll of Catawba County was named the 2017 Special Olympics North Carolina Coordinator of the Year.As part of her work to improve the Special Olympics program in Catawba County, she has placed a strong emphasis on developing a committee of volunteers focused on fundraising, volunteer management, athlete recruitment, sports and coaching. Read more about Lisa.

Health is a community effort in Cabarrus County

Special Olympics Cabarrus County athletes and families are getting healthier thanks to the Cabarrus County Wellness Program, a community-driven health program. Read more

Buncombe County athlete and coach form inseparable bond

Recent high school graduate Joe Brown and Special Olympics Buncombe County powerlifter Matt Paoletti have formed a friendship that extends well beyond a coach and an athlete. Read more

Summer is here, but the inclusive fun doesn’t stop!

We want to congratulate and thank all of our 2016-2017 Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools for being leaders in the Unified movement. Complete the application today for next school year, 2017-2018.  Email for more information.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Join us at the 2017 SONC Equestrian Tournament Sept. 29-Oct. 1 in Raleigh! Click here for details.

Not so sure about going Over the Edge? Join us as a volunteer! Over the Edge will take place September 29 & 30 in Raleigh. Sign up now.

Special Olympics North Carolina needs help throughout the year in our office and warehouse.  We handle data entry for newly registered athletes and volunteers.  We maintain a large warehouse with almost everything that you need for a sports event and use various items throughout the year so we need volunteers to keep it all in order.  Please signup online or email with questions.  We welcome groups of 4 or 5 to join us as well.

Each local program has a local committee that assists the Local Program Coordinator in all of their program needs. Click here to see what opportunities are available or visit your local program's page.

For information on coaching, volunteering at events, or getting involved with your local program, please fill out the Volunteer Interest Form! Volunteers will be added to our email database for information on future volunteer opportunities.

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