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Buncombe County powerlifter and coach form inseparable bond

After seven months of training together, Special Olympics Buncombe County powerlifter Matt Paoletti and his coach Joe Brown have formed a remarkable friendship. Since starting powerlifting in 2011, 28-year-old Paoletti has competed in several local and state-level Special Olympics powerlifting competitions. But, this year with Brown’s help, Paoletti entered Summer Games in the strongest and […]

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24-hour soccer marathon benefits Special Olympics Guilford/Greensboro

Can you imagine playing soccer for 24 hours? Teams from the Greensboro United Soccer Association no longer have to imagine; they’ve done it! On August 5 and 6, teams played one hour apiece during the fundraiser for Special Olympics Guilford/Greensboro. “We were so impressed by the large amount of support our athletes received from the […]

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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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Hoop Dreams for Special Olympics NC Athletes and Unified Partners

(Raleigh- 4/28/16) The team chemistry was mixing perfectly. The baskets were falling and now after an undefeated regular season, the champion of the four-team NC State Special Olympics NC Unified Basketball league was poised to take on the winner of the UNC Wilmington Unified Basketball league for the top honor in the burgeoning Unified Basketball […]

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Special Olympics NC Unified Sports Teams to Compete at Wake County High School Track Championships on April 9

4/7/16 Name of Event:         Wake County High School Track Championships Date/Time:                 Saturday, April 9 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Media Opportunity – 10 a.m. – Noon) Location:                    Garner Magnet High School 2101 Spring Dr, Garner, NC 27529 Description:   Special Olympics Unified Sports Track teams will compete alongside traditional track teams in the Championships on […]

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Special Olympics North Carolina Athletes Excel at Special Olympics USA National Unified Bowling Tournament

3/23/16 Raleigh, NC – Two Special Olympics North Carolina Unified sports bowling teams from Davidson County competed in the Special Olympics National Unified Bowling Tournament in Reno, NV March 1-3, according to Keith L. Fishburne, president/CEO of Special Olympics North Carolina.  Through Unified Sports individuals with and without intellectual disabilities of the same skill level are […]

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