Special Olympics North Carolina News
North Carolina Athlete Wins World Games Medal
Starr Kluttz is the first North Carolina athlete to make a trip to the awards podium at the 2015 Special Olympics World Games as she won a bronze medal in the 50 m freestyle. Stay tuned to Twitter and Facebook for more World Games updates.
Throughout the week, 6,500 athletes, including Randy Rogers (golf), Katie Degnan (tennis), and Allison Douglas (equestrian) and Starr Kluttz (aquatics), from 165 nations will 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. View the ESPN broadcast schedule for World Games.
Torch Run Final Leg Concludes at Opening Ceremony
Law enforcement officers brought the Flame of Hope into the 2015 World Games Opening Ceremonies on July 25. Officer Al Negron, a 13-year veteran of the Winston-Salem Police Department, represented NC in the Torch Run Final Leg. View photos from Officer Negron’s journey.
Special Olympics World Games Coverage on ESPN
Over the Edge Registration Now Open
Over 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.