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Student has lasting impact on elementary school

Most would agree that schools have a profound impact on their students, but what about students having a profound impact on their schools? Brooks Global Elementary School in Greensboro is a perfect example of the lasting impact a student can make and how it can benefit others for years to come. Dustin Edmondson’s elementary school […]

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Special Olympics Flame of Hope travels across the state to open the 2017 Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games

Law enforcement officers bring the torch across the state to Raleigh by June 2 Raleigh, NC – Law enforcement officers throughout North Carolina will carry the Special Olympics Flame of Hope across the state this spring, to light the cauldron at the 2017 Special Olympics North Carolina (SONC) Summer Games Opening Ceremonies June 2 at […]

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2017 Plane Pull® to benefit Special Olympics NC raises important funds

The 2017 Plane Pull® presented by Credit Suisse to benefit Special Olympics North Carolina was a success with more than 60 teams competing and collectively raising $100,000, according to Special Olympics North Carolina President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne.  “Participating teams from across the state had a great time competing for bragging rights while supporting nearly 40,000 registered […]

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Health is a community effort in Cabarrus County

The Cabarrus County community came together in full force to help Special Olympics North Carolina athletes and their families get more active. For four weeks, 30 participants in the Special Olympics Cabarrus County Wellness Program took free fitness and cooking classes thanks to community partnerships. “I wanted to find a way to get my athletes […]

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North Carolina athletes excel at 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games

The 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games concluded March 25 in Austria, ending two weeks of competition among nearly 3,000 athletes from around the world, according to Keith L. Fishburne, president/CEO of Special Olympics North Carolina. Athletes Kristen Milstead of Mooresville and Maurice Watts of High Point represented Special Olympics North Carolina in Alpine skiing […]

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2017 SONC Local Spring Games Calendar

Local Program Date Start Time Location Rain Date Alexander May 5 9:00 a.m. Alexander Central High School 244 School Drive, Taylorsville TBA Anson April 28 9:30 a.m. Anson High School 96 Anson High School Rd., Wadesboro TBA Beaufort/Hyde April 10 9:00 a.m. Washington High School 400 Slatestone Rd., Washington April 11 Bladen April 13 8:30 […]

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North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics honors outstanding individuals and agencies with awards

The North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics recently presented state-level awards to outstanding individuals and law enforcement agencies that support Special Olympics in North Carolina at the 2017 Torch Run conference in Pinehurst, according to Claudia Morgan, co-director of the Torch Run and officer with the Winston-Salem Police Department.    Law Enforcement […]

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Special Olympics NC on Capitol Hill

SONC is being represented Wednesday on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., along with US Programs from all over the USA in meetings with Congressional delegations to thank them for support of Special Olympics health and education initiatives.  Special Olympics Athletes Kristine Hughes of Cary and Natalie Robins of Wilmington are leading the NC group along […]

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NC Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics kicks off 2017 fundraising & awareness campaign

The North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch for Special Olympics kicked off its 2017 campaign of raising funds and awareness for Special Olympics North Carolina during an annual conference held in Pinehurst.   NC Law Enforcement Torch Run Co-Directors DK Jones, retired from the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office, and Claudia Morgan of the Winston-Salem Police Department presided […]

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