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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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NORTH CAROLINIANS TO BE A PART OF SPECIAL OLYMPICS USA

Two North Carolina athletes will join the 210-member Special Olympics USA delegation at the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games, being held March 18-25, 2017 in Austria.  Kristen Milstead of Mooresville, will compete in Alpine skiing and Maurice Watts of High Point, will compete in Alpine skiing. Kristen has been involved with Special Olympics for […]

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Athletes from Across the State to Compete in the 2016 Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games

5/27/2016 WHAT:                  More than 1,800 Special Olympics NC athletes of all ages and abilities are in Raleigh and Cary June 3-5 with their coaches and family members to compete in the 2016 Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games.  Competition will be held in aquatics, athletics, bowling, cheerleading, cycling, gymnastics, powerlifting, softball, and volleyball. Bowling, […]

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