Athletes prepare for 2018 SONC Fall Tournament
Athletes across the state are preparing for their chance to shine at the 2018 SONC Fall Tournament. The event will be held in the Charlotte area, Nov. 9-11. Competition will take place in six sports and athletes will enjoy a fun Opening Ceremony at Bojangles’ Coliseum on Friday. Nov. 9. More than 1,000 volunteers are needed to support the event. Shifts are available throughout the weekend and interested individuals can sign up online.
Dine out at Red Robin to benefit Special Olympics North Carolina
Join local law enforcement and Special Olympics athletes at Red Robin locations around the state on October 27 and November 11! As officers serve you, they will raise funds for Special Olympics NC through tips left by customers. View the full list of participating locations here.
Athletes to receive free medical exams thanks to Harnett County MedFest
Students who have an intellectual disability will be one step closer to going for the gold as Special Olympics athletes thanks to the Special Olympics MedFest. The MedFest will be held Thursday, Nov. 8 from 8 am to 1 pm at Overhills High School in Harnett County. Participating students will receive free medical examinations required for Special Olympics registration. This is the first fully university-led MedFest in North Carolina, planned and executed by Campbell University MPH students in conjunction with their studies around improving access to health care in rural NC.
Time is running out to 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. See the Polaris Ranger 500 in person when it’s on display at the Barbecue Festival in Lexington on Saturday, October 27.
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.
ESPN recognizes Wake Forest High School for inclusive work
Wake Forest High School has been named as one of five exemplary Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools by ESPN. As part of the National Recognition Program, Wake Forest High School will receive a national banner presentation. View ESPN’s official announcement here.
Unified flag football comes to college campuses
Special Olympics North Carolina has partnered with college campus recreation programs to offer Unified Sports Flag Football to college students and SONC athletes. Read more.