Take your support of SONC to new heights at Over the Edge
Embrace your inner daredevil and rappel 30 stories down the Wells Fargo Capitol Center on Saturday, September 29! The 2018 Over the Edge fundraising event will feature more than 100 individuals making a difference in the lives of nearly 40,000 Special Olympics North Carolina athletes. Sign up and begin fundraising today! Individuals can get a feel for rappelling at the Practice Rappel at Triangle Rock Club in Morrisville on Friday, Sept. 7. More details are here.
Special Olympics celebrates 50th anniversary in Chicago
The Special Olympics movement returned to Chicago for a weekend-long celebration of the organization’s 50th anniversary! Festivities included the dedication of the eternal Flame of Hope monument outside Soldier Field, a Unified soccer tournament, the Global Day of Inclusion and a celebration concert. You can still purchase your 50th anniversary souvenir pin or coin here.
Union County athlete receives glasses for the first time thanks to Healthy Athlete screenings
Joe Crawford left the 2018 Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games with a few things: great memories, a bronze medal in Unified bowling and a whole new outlook on life. Thanks to participating in Opening Eyes vision screenings, Joe received a pair of glasses for the first time in his life! This life-changing service has helped Joe at school, where he can now see the chalkboard. Read more about Joe’s story. Medical professionals interested in donating their time as a volunteer at a health screening should contact Ellen Fahey. A list of local health screenings is available here.
Enter for your chance to win a Polaris Ranger 500
Purchase your $10 ticket to win a Polaris Ranger 500 and support Special Olympics North Carolina! A winner will be drawn on November 1, 2018 and only 5,000 tickets will be sold so buy your ticket today.
Get ready for the 2018-2019 school year, Unified Champion Schools!
Congratulations on a great 2017-2018 school year! Special Olympics North Carolina has more than 300 Unified Champion Schools and we want you to join the inclusive movement! 2018-2019 application coming soon. Email UnifiedSchools@sonc.net for more information.
From athlete to coach, Wilkes County athlete demonstrates leadership
David Caldwell and Ethan Cassity have been friends for years, but their bond is even stronger now that they’re coach and athlete. Read more.