Summer Games

May 29 – 31, 2020

The Summer Games is the largest state-level event for Special Olympics North Carolina, featuring competition in athletics, bowlinggymnastics, powerlifting, softball, swimming and volleyball.  More detailed information can be found on the Summer Games Head of Delegation Page.

Raleigh has hosted the SONC Summer Games since 1995.

The 2019 Summer Games featured nearly 1,800 athletes and Unified partners competing in seven sports.  Unified partners are individuals without intellectual disabilities who train and compete alongside Special Olympics athletes.

2019 Sponsors

Knights of Columbus
Raleigh Parks and Recreation
Southland Dairy Farms

Results Physiotheraphy
Community Based Care
McMillan Pate Summer Games
United Healthcare Summer Games
Relias Learning

Summer Games Volunteers

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Thank you to the more than 1,000 volunteers who filled a variety of roles at the 2019 SONC Summer Games!

2019 In Kind Donors

Cary Rotary Club
Coca-Cola Bottling Consolidated
N.C. Department of Transportation
North Raleigh Presbyterian Church
Raleigh Parks & Recreation
Sonshine Gymnastics
U.S. Foods
WB Porter
Whole Foods Market – Chapel Hill
Zaxby’s – 4150 Fayetteville Rd., Raleigh

Family Information

Thank you to all families and spectators that came out the 2019 Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games.

Summer Games Photos

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View Summer Games photos from our most recent event and past years.