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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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Special Olympics North Carolina athletes & Unified Partners excel at 2016 Special Olympics North America Golf Championship

Five Special Olympics North Carolina golf athletes and one Unified Partner competed in the 2016 Special Olympics Golf Championship Sept. 29 – Oct. 2 in Port St. Lucie, Florida, according to Keith L. Fishburne, president/CEO of Special Olympics North Carolina. Unified Partners (individuals without intellectual disabilities) compete alongside Special Olympics athletes through Special Olympics Unified Sports®. […]

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Athletes get on board with trying something new

Stand-up paddle boarding has taken the nation by storm in recent years. Not only does it offer fitness benefits, such as improved core strength and balance, it also is relaxing and peaceful. And now Special Olympics North Carolina athletes are getting on board the new trend. Charyl Clark, Special Olympics Guilford/Greensboro local coordinator helped to […]

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