Test your strength for Special Olympics North Carolina at the 2018 Plane Pull
On Saturday, April 28, five-person teams will compete to see who can pull a 30,000-pound plane 25 feet the fastest at the 2018 Plane Pull.The Plane Pull is a special event fundraiser of the North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run. Each team will raise a minimum of $800 so register today and start fundraising!
SONC hosted statewide Spread the Word to End the Word Rally
Nearly 400 North Carolina students and educators came together on Halifax Mall in downtown Raleigh on Wednesday, March 7 for the 2018 Youth Rally. This fun-filled celebration of Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools included speakers, school-led entertainment, DJ dance party, and much more! View photos and check out video highlights from the 2018 Youth Rally.
Athletes across the state prepare for local Spring Games
Throughout the next few months, athletes across the state will have their chance to shine at their local Spring Games. A full list of Spring Games dates and locations is available here.
Team North Carolina prepares for the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games
The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games may still be months away, but members of Team NC are already hard at work! One of Team NC’s swimmers, Bryan Henry, has already hit the pool in order to swim his fastest in Seattle. In addition to practicing and training, Bryan is working to raise $2,018 to offset the cost of his trip to USA Games. All members of Team NC have individual fundraising goals and you can support them by donating online.
MedFest provides hundreds of free physical exams for athletes every year
Special Olympics NC will hold MedFest events across the state in order to provide Special Olympics athletes with free physical exams and health screenings. On February 2, 80 athletes in Warren County received free physical exams and FunFitness health screenings at the first MedFest in 2018. Learn more about MedFest.
Cleveland County athletes highlighted by WBTV
Congratulations to the Team NC Basketball Team from Cleveland County for being selected as WBTV’s March Special Olympics spotlight! The monthly feature shares the story of a local Special Olympics athlete who is currently training and competing. View their spotlight.
Alexander Central High School chooses to include
When Special Olympics Alexander County athlete Zachary Boston walked into Alexander Central High School on his first day, he was filled with worry and nerves for many reasons. However, after his first day, he knew that this school would be perfect for him. Read more about Zachary’s experience.
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