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Sign Up Now for the Unified Relay Across America

Unified Relay Torch
Be a part of the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games by signing up to carry the Special Olympics Flame of Hope to Los Angeles as part of the Unified Relay Across America.  The Torch will make its way through North Carolina June 1-5 as participants run, walk, skate or cycle a segment of the relay in this team and individual fundraising event. Register your team today!  Click for more details on the route in Fayetteville, the Triangle, the Triad,and  Charlotte and send questions to uraa@sonc.net. If the Unified Relay is not coming near you, you can still take the challenge to bring home a torch by fundraising to run, bike, skate or walk anytime, anywhere.

SONC Athletes Get Ready for Spring Games
Franklin County Spring Games-5 Winter is officially over and athletes across the state are preparing for their local spring games, held throughout April and May.  Support athletes in your community by volunteering or being fans in the stands! View a complete list of local program’s Spring Games.


ESPN Employees Play Unified with SONC
DSC06643Thanks to ESPN employees who participated in a Special Olympics bowling night with athletes in Charlotte.  The event featured a Unified® bowling opportunity that paired Special Olympics athletes with ESPN employees.   ESPN’s global partnership with Special Olympics focuses on Unified® Sports, which brings everyone together on the field of play, giving all the chance to develop physical fitness, confidence and friends.   In North Carolina, the partnership will allow SONC to focus  on increased participation in Unified® Flag Football and Unified® Track and Field meets.

Special Olympics – Division III Partnership is a Win-Win

d3-specialSince 2011, Special Olympics and NCAA Division III schools have been connected through a partnership designed to foster a mutual learning experience between Division III student-athletes and Special Olympics athletes. In North Carolina, several Division III schools have embraced local Special Olympics programs, creating partnerships that improve programming for Special Olympics athletes as well as provide student athletes with a venue for passion and service. Read more. 


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