Athletes excel at 2019 Summer Games
Nearly 1,800 athletes and Unified partners excelled at the 2019 Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games May 31-June 2. Athletes and Unified partners competed in seven sports at various Raleigh-area locations in addition to enjoying an Opening Ceremony at PNC Arena and Olympic town and victory dance on NC State’s campus. Photos are being posted here and results are now available.
Special Olympics NC recognized for commitment to inclusive health
Special Olympics North Carolina was recently recognized by Special Olympics International as one of 33 Special Olympics Healthy Communities. This recognition is awarded to accredited Special Olympics Programs that have elevated their health work to expand their Healthy Athletes program and broaden athletes’ ability to access year-round quality health care, wellness, and fitness opportunities within their community. Learn more about SONC’s health programming.
Join the Inclusion Revolution!
There are nearly 400 Unified Champion Schools in North Carolina. These schools promote acceptance, respect, and human dignity for all students. Interested in becoming a Unified Champion School? Complete the application here!
Athletes receive free health screenings at Summer Games
Nearly 600 athletes participated in free Healthy Athletes screenings at the 2019 SONC Summer Games May 31 – June 2. Stations for Opening Eyes, Special Smiles, Healthy Hearing, Health Promotions, Fit Feet and FunFitness all provided free screenings and health-related information. View the WRAL story on Opening Eyes Clinical Director Dr. Jason Minton.
Special Olympics Wake County athlete meets his bowling hero
Brady Armlin received the surprise of a lifetime when professional bowler, Jason Belmonte, stopped by Buffaloe Lanes North in Raleigh to meet one of his biggest fans. See more from ABC11.