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2019 Unified Track and Field Results

Congratulations to the more than 80 students who participated in the 2019 SONC Unified track season! This year, more than 20 high schools across four counties participated in Unified track, where high school students with and without intellectual disabilities train and compete together. Unified track students practiced with their school’s track and field team and […]

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Special Olympics Qualla Boundary athletes excel at 2019 Special Olympics Ontario Invitational Youth Games

Two Special Olympics Qualla Boundary athletes recently returned from Toronto after competing in the 2019 Special Olympics Ontario Invitational Youth Games. Jacee Smith of Cherokee and Dustin Pheasant of Cherokee both represented Special Olympics North Carolina by competing in athletics. They were accompanied by Beth Romans-Corsi of Cherokee. Results:  Jacee Smith Silver medal: 200m 4th […]

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Special Olympics Flame of Hope travels across the state to open the 2019 Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games

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 2019 Special Olympics North Carolina (SONC) Summer Games Opening Ceremony May 31 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, according to SONC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne.   Editors’ Note – A complete list of Torch Run legs, […]

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Special Olympics North Carolina athletes & Unified partners excel at 2019 Penn Relays

Eleven Special Olympics North Carolina athletes and two Unified partners competed in the 2019 Penn Relays April 26 – 27 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, according to Keith L. Fishburne, president/CEO of Special Olympics North Carolina. Unified partners are individuals without intellectual disabilities that train and compete alongside Special Olympics athletes. Hosted annually since 1895, the Penn […]

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Special Olympics North Carolina holds MedFest in New Hanover County

UNC-Wilmington, New Hanover Regional Medical Center Residency Program and Cape Fear Memorial Foundation partner to provide free health screenings for individuals with intellectual disabilities. More than 70 individuals with intellectual disabilities received free physical exams during the Special Olympics North Carolina MedFest on Tuesday, April 9 at UNC-Wilmington, according to SONC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne. The event […]

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Just Keep Swimming: Donovan Mouton

“Swimmers take your mark!” echoed over the loud speakers as the swimmers anxiously waited for the buzzer to sound. The seconds before a race are full of adrenaline, but for Donovan Mouton, this is the moment he has been training for. This is the moment that he loves. When Mouton first started swimming, he could […]

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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 2019 Torch Run conference in Morehead City, according to Captain Robert Spatorico, co-director of the Torch Run and with the Fayetteville Police Department. Law enforcement […]

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North Carolina athletes excel at the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games

Four North Carolina athletes excelled at the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games March 14-21 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The four athletes joined four North Carolina coaches on the 314-member Special Olympics USA. North Carolina members of Special Olympics USA Erykah Culbertson – athletics 7thplace ribbon: 100m run 7th place ribbon: long jump 4th place […]

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