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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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North Carolina athletes excel at Special Olympics regional competitions

Special Olympics North Carolina athletes have excelled at multiple regional competition opportunities. Mecklenburg County athletes showed off their skills at the 2018 Special Olympics Xperience Tennis Invitational in Virginia, January 11-13. Kara Diachenko – Silver medal Kevin Olin – Silver medal Steven Burger – Bronze medal Athletes from McDowell County were very successful at the 2018 Southeast Powerlifting […]

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Special Olympics Team NC announced for the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games

Sixty-one athletes and Unified Partners to compete in Seattle Raleigh, NC – Special Olympics North Carolina is proud to announce the selection of 61 athletes and Unified Partners, 19 coaches and six delegation support personnel to represent the state at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games.  Special Olympics Team NC will compete in 11 sports […]

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2017 Special Olympics U.S. Southeast Swimming Invitational results released

Raleigh, NC – More than 170 Special Olympics athletes from Florida, North Carolina, and Virginia competed in the 2017 Special Olympics U.S. Southeast Swimming Invitational April 9, hosted by the Greensboro Aquatics Center in Greensboro, NC, according to Special Olympics North Carolina President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne. Editor’s Note: Competition results for your coverage area are available […]

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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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Athletes across the state came together this fall sports season

This fall, as leaves changed colors and fell to the ground, athletes across the state were practicing and competing in several sports. Local programs organized sports leagues and competitions for not only their own athletes, but for athletes from neighboring counties, as well. In October, Special Olympics Buncombe County invited neighboring programs to compete in […]

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High Point Bulldogs keep a winning attitude, win or lose

Win or lose, there is nothing quite as powerful as team spirit. After winning 15-12 in their division competition, the Guilford/High Point Bulldogs chose optimism as their greatest team strategy during the 2016 SONC Fall Tournament. As they have learned from the professionals, basketball is not about personal bests, it’s about a team best. Athlete […]

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2016 Special Olympics North Carolina Lake Norman Sailing Regatta results released

The 2016 Special Olympics North Carolina Lake Norman Sailing Regatta concluded Sept. 18 on Lake Norman, ending a weekend of competition for nearly 65 athletes and Unified Partners from North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia participated in the event, according to Keith L. Fishburne, president/CEO of SONC. Unified Partners are individuals who do not have intellectual […]

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