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.

David Caldwell

Wilkes County

Katie Carter

Mecklenburg County

Ethan Cassity

Wilkes County

Julie Frazier 

Forsyth County

Brian Goins

Davidson County


Ruth Hochstrasser

Onslow County


Dani Kinert

Orange County

Pam Richards 

Mecklenburg County

Natalie Robins
Vice Chair

New Hanover County

Conner Stipe

Cabarrus County


Annie Tane

Orange County


Christopher West

Davidson County


Stephanie Wilkerson

Davidson County


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Volunteer Opportunities

The 2018 SONC Equestrian Tournament needs you! Volunteers are needed to assist with competition, venue set-up and awards throughout the weekend of Sept. 28-30.  All volunteers who are serving a full-day shift will be given lunch.

Register online now!

Join us at our largest fundraiser of the year. We need volunteers to work in a variety of capacities while up to 100 individuals rappel down the Wells Fargo building in downtown Raleigh. Please select a shift where you can work the entire time. We will provide a T-Shirt and for those working 6 hours or more, we will also provide a meal.

Register online now!

Fall Tournament will be in the Charlotte area November 9-11.  We will have 6 sports and 2 special events with venues in Charlotte, Matthews and Indian Trail.

If you are interested in taking on a volunteer management role, please email If you have a group of 20 or more please complete this form detailing some of your interests.

General Registration will open in mid-September.  If you want to be sure to get an email when the registration is open please complete this form.

Special Olympics North Carolina needs help throughout the year in our office and warehouse.  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.

Each local 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.

Cabarrus County is looking for assistance at their Bocce Invitational on October 13th. Learn more here.

Mecklenburg County is actively looking for volunteers for their Fall Games. Check out the opportunities and sign up here.

Wake County is looking for volunteers for their Basketball Skills Competition this winter. Check out the shifts and sign up here.

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.