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North Carolina Leg of the World’s Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics Raised $40,000

One hundred thirty trucks participated Charlotte, N.C. – Law enforcement and truckers throughout the United States and Canada joined forces to hold the World’s Largest Truck Convoy on Sept. 20, 2014. North Carolina hosted a leg of the Convoy in Charlotte at the PNC Music Pavilion. A total of 130 trucks participated and $40,000 was […]

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Record Number of Thrill Seekers to Go Over the Edge on Oct. 3-4 in Support of Special Olympics North Carolina

One hundred eighty participants to rappel down 30-story Wells Fargo Capitol Center in Downtown Raleigh Name of Event: Over the Edge for Special Olympics North Carolina Date/ Time: Friday, Oct. 3 (2 p.m. – 6 p.m.) Saturday, Oct. 4 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) Location: Wells Fargo Capitol Center 150 Fayetteville Street Raleigh, NC Description: The “Over the […]

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Special Olympics North Carolina Joins a Global Effort in Celebration of the Fifth Global 
Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day on September 27

Founder of Special Olympics, to be remembered with a day of sports and inclusion (Raleigh) – On Sept. 27, Special Olympics North Carolina will participate in Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day, the fifth annual worldwide celebration in memory of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder of the Special Olympics movement and a leading international advocate for the rights […]

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North Carolina Schools Can Register For Inclusive Program To Expand Student Leadership

Raleigh, NC – Registration is now open to schools throughout North Carolina, including Pre-Ks, Head Starts, elementary, middle and high schools and colleges, to become a part of Special Olympics Project UNIFY®, an education and sports based strategy powered by an engaged youth community that increases athletic and leadership opportunities for students with and without intellectual […]

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Thrill Seekers to Go Over the Edge on Saturday Sept. 27 in Support of Special Olympics North Carolina

More than 50 participants to rappel down 23-stories of the Fifth Third Center in Uptown Charlotte Name of Event: Over the Edge for Special Olympics North Carolina Date/ Time: Saturday, Sept. 27 (9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.) Location: Fifth Third Center 201 N. Tryon Charlotte, NC Description: The “Over the Edge” for Special Olympics North Carolina fundraiser […]

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Area Businesses Partner with Special Olympics NC to Host Over the Edge Fundraiser in Charlotte-Sept. 27 and Raleigh- Oct. 4

Participants to rappel off skyscrapers in Charlotte and Raleigh  Raleigh, NC – Several local companies have teamed up with Special Olympics North Carolina to host the annual Over the Edge fundraiser to be held in Uptown Charlotte on Sept. 27 and downtown Raleigh on Oct. 4.  Over the Edge is a fundraiser that allows participants who raise a minimum […]

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Dawn McCullen Awarded Special Olympics North Carolina State-Level Honor

Raleigh, N.C. — Dawn McCullen of Jacksonville was named the 2014 Special Olympics North Carolina Coordinator of the Year, according to Keith L. Fishburne, president/CEO of Special Olympics North Carolina. McCullen received the award during the 2014 Special Olympics North Carolina Leadership Conference held at the McKimmon Center at NC State University in Raleigh on […]

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2014 Plane Pull Presented by Credit Suisse to Benefit Special Olympics North Carolina Raises $100,000

Raleigh, N.C. — The 2014 Plane Pull presented by Credit Suisse to benefit Special Olympics North Carolina was a success raising more than $100,000, according to Special Olympics North Carolina President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne. “More than 70 teams from across the state had a great time competing for bragging rights while supporting more than 38,000 registered […]

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Special Olympics NC & NC High School Athletic Association Collaborate to Bring Inclusive Sports Opportunities for High School Students With and Without Intellectual Disabilities

Unified Flag Football Game to be held on April 19 @ Carrboro High School (Raleigh, NC) – Special Olympics North Carolina (SONC) and the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) are working together on ways to foster the inclusion of students with disabilities into education-based athletics and activities. The collaboration in North Carolina has […]

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Three Special Olympics North Carolina Athletes Appointed As Members of 2014 NC Law Enforcement Torch Run Council

Raleigh, NC – Three Special Olympics North Carolina athletes were appointed as athlete ambassadors on the 2014 North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run Council. Zach Commander of Elizabeth City, Jennifer Wardlow of Winston-Salem, and Robin Callaway of Matthews, join 14 law enforcement agency members on the Torch Run Council, according to North Carolina Law Enforcement […]

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