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Special Olympics Youth Innovation Grantees announced

Special Olympics North Carolina youth leaders receive funds Special Olympics North Carolina youth leaders are among the inaugural recipients of Special Olympics International’s Youth Innovation grants. Nineteen student-led inclusion initiatives in communities across the United States received funding that aims to advance broad range of inclusion initiatives and Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools®. Kayla Amy […]

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Special Olympics and Hasbro Celebrate Ten Inclusive Youth with BE FEARLESS BE KIND Awards

Inspiring students honored for their inclusion of students with intellectual disabilities through participation in Special Olympics school club Raleigh student Matthew Gregory honored with award recognizing him as a leader for inclusion of students with intellectual disabilities through participation in Special Olympics school club. Raleigh, NC – January 25, 2018– Ten outstanding youth across the […]

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Special Olympics College Clubs in North Carolina Join Forces!

Special Olympics College Clubs in North Carolina introduce a statewide leadership council called SOUL (Special Olympics University Leaders) created by college leaders for college leaders. Please share a brief bio, where you went to college or are currently attending, what your major was/is and what you’re currently involved with (internships, jobs).   Logan Beyer attended […]

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Special Olympics Global Unified Youth Exchange offers life-changing experiences to students

From the moment they landed in Raleigh, 20 Chinese students and educators experienced the true meaning of “Southern hospitality”. They’d traveled to North Carolina for the 2016 Special Olympics Global Unified Youth Exchange (GUYE), a week-long program that united students from two diverse cultures around a shared commitment to inclusive collaboration, authentic engagement and furthering […]

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North Carolina Youth Leaders Attend National Student Leadership Summit

Youth leaders from Special Olympics North Carolina (SONC) joined students representing the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) July 18-20 in Indianapolis for the National Federation of State High School Associations National Student Leadership Summit to focus on relevant and contemporary issues affecting today’s students in education-based athletics and performing arts. Students had a […]

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Special Olympics NC Unified Sports Teams to Compete at North Carolina High School Athletic Association State Track Championship on May 21

Event:                         North Carolina High School Athletic Association State Track & Field Championship Date/Time:               Saturday, May 21 Special Olympics Unified Track 400m Relay- approximate time between 10 a.m. – Noon Location:                    Irwin Belk Track at Aggie Stadium, NC A&T State University, Greensboro, NC Description:   Special Olympics Unified Sports […]

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Special Olympics North Carolina Honored For Building a More Inclusive Environment for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Project UNIFY is a game changer in North Carolina and the proof could be heard in the inspirational testimonies of each person who shared their experience during the April 2016 luncheon to recognize Special Olympics North Carolina as a Merit Finalist Award recipient in Mutual of America’s 2015 nationwide Community Partnership Award competition.   As one […]

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Special Olympics North Carolina Athletes Make Case of Impact and Need for Critical Funding on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Special Olympics athletes, leaders, and family members from 39 states converged on Capitol Hill on March 18 for Special Olympics’ 12th annual “Capitol Hill Day.”  Throughout the day, Special Olympics athletes held more than 250 face-to-face meetings with their Congressional representatives to advocate for continued federal support for critical health and education […]

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