Athlete Council

The Athlete Council is made up of active SONC athletes from across the state.  These athletes meet quarterly to provide input to the president of Special Olympics North Carolina on issues in the movement.

Jacob Huffman

Gaston County

Katie Carter

Mecklenburg County

Ethan Cassity

Wilkes County

Julie Frazier 

Forsyth County

 Kelly Dixon

Harnett County


Ruth Hochstrasser

Onslow County


Dani Kinert

Orange County

Pam Richards 

Mecklenburg County

Natalie Robins
Vice Chair

New Hanover County

Tony Wolfe

Qualla Boundary


Anne Kessler

Guilford County


Elizabeth Presnell

Watauga County







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Volunteer Opportunities

We have programs throughout the state with year-round programs.  These are a few of the upcoming events.

Wake County is actively looking for volunteers for their Spring Games April 24th & 25th at Ravenscroft and May 2nd & 3rd at Cary Academy. Check out the opportunities and sign up here.

Each program has a local committee that assists the Local Program Coordinator in all of their program needs. Click here to see what opportunities are available or visit your local program's page.

Special Olympics North Carolina will hold the 2019 Summer Games in the Raleigh area May 31-June 2. More than 1,500 volunteers will be needed in a variety of roles throughout the weekend. Please signup online. If you have a large group of 20 or more please reach out to Kathy Langfield at for assistance with registration.

Special Olympics North Carolina needs help throughout the year in our office and warehouse in the Raleigh area.  We handle data entry for newly registered athletes and volunteers.  We maintain a large warehouse with almost everything that you need for a sports event and use various items throughout the year so we need volunteers to keep it all in order.  Please signup online or email with questions.  We welcome groups of 4 or 5 to join us as well.

For information on coaching, volunteering at events, or getting involved with your local program, please fill out the Volunteer Interest Form! Volunteers will be added to our email database for information on future volunteer opportunities.