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2018 Red Robin Tip-A-Cop Locations

Join local law enforcement and athletes at Red Robin locations around the state on October 27 and November 11! As officers serve you, they will raise funds through tips left by customers. Find a Red Robin Tip-A-Cop location near you! Apex 1431 Beaver Creek Commons Dr., Apex, NC 27502 Nov. 11 Cary 2260 Walnut St., […]

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Special Olympics North Carolina names 2018 Golisano Health Leadership Award Honorees

Atrium Health’s Carolinas Rehabilitation and Jen Roberts, PT, DPT receive North Carolina’s top Special Olympics health honor for their contributions toward inclusive health Special Olympics North Carolina has announced the selection of two 2018 Golisano Health Leadership Award honorees, according to Special Olympics NC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne.  The Golisano Health Leadership Award was established […]

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Special Olympics Youth Innovation Grantees announced

Special Olympics North Carolina youth leaders receive funds Special Olympics North Carolina youth leaders are among the inaugural recipients of Special Olympics International’s Youth Innovation grants. Nineteen student-led inclusion initiatives in communities across the United States received funding that aims to advance broad range of inclusion initiatives and Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools®. Kayla Amy […]

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Unified flag football comes to college campuses

Special Olympics Unified Sports® is an inclusive sports program that combines an approximately equal number of Special Olympics athletes (individuals with intellectual disabilities) and Unified Partners (individuals without intellectual disabilities) on teams for training and competition. Special Olympics North Carolina has partnered with college campus recreation programs to  offer Unified Sports Flag Football to college […]

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Powerlifting athlete takes center stage

Each time Micah Forrest of Durham steps on to the powerlifting stage, he pauses, looks up and whispers “this is for you, dad” before setting up for his lift. “It helps me concentrate on what I’m about to do. It helps me believe that I can do it,” explained Forrest. That concentration was especially important […]

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Local law enforcement officer selected to carry the Flame of Hope as part of Final Leg Torch Run Team for 2019 Special Olympics World Games

Flame serves as beacon of inspiration to thousands during Law Enforcement Torch Run to Abu Dhabi, UAE  Special Olympics North Carolina is proud to announce that Officer Phillip Smith of the Chapel Hill Police Department has been selected to serve as part of the Final Leg team, serving as a Guardian of the Flame® as he […]

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Special Olympics Flame of Hope travels across the state to open the 2018 Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games

Law enforcement officers will relay the torch across the state to Raleigh by June 1  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 2018 Special Olympics North Carolina (SONC) Summer Games Opening Ceremony June 1 […]

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2018 SONC Local Spring Games Calendar

Local Program Date Start Time Location Rain Date Alamance April 20 9:00 a.m. Elon University 50 Campus Drive, Elon April 27 Alexander May 11 9:00 a.m. Alexander Central High School 244 School Drive, Taylorsville May 11 (indoors) Alleghany May 4 9:00 a.m. Wilkes Central High School 1179 Moravian Falls Rd., Wilkesboro TBA Anson May 4 […]

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