Unified Champion Schools Update Page
Welcome to the SONC Unified Champion Schools updates page! The purpose of this page is to keep our Unified Champion Schools well informed on upcoming events, requirements and resources throughout the year. This page will be sent out to all of our Unified Champion Schools once a month, but it is always live and can be found on our website.
Want to learn more about becoming a Unified Champion School? Check out our Unified Champion Schools overview page.
Unified Champion School: Highlight
Unified Champion Schools Bunn High School, Franklinton High School and Louisburg High School had a match off with a Unified Basketball tournament! Louisburg brought home the gold with winning their first game against Franklington 22-20, and their second game against Bunn 26-23!
Huge congratulations to all three Unified teams! We love to see our schools #PlayUnified!
Welcome Our New Youth Initiatives Director – East!
Special Olympics North Carolina is excited to welcome Allie Stockburger as our new Youth Initiatives Director! Allie will oversee school based initiatives in Eastern North Carolina.
A Montana native, Allie joins us with previous Special Olympics experience, serving in a variety of positions with Special Olympics Montana. Allie developed a strong passion for working with youth, dedicating her most recent years to school-based program opportunities. With a desire to contribute more to the movement, relocating to North Carolina was a perfect fit. She received her bachelors degree in Marketing from the University of Montana and enjoys hiking, fishing, and North Carolina sports!
Please welcome Allie Stockburger to Special Olympics North Carolina!
Coaching Unified Sports Course
So much effort has been put into Unified Sports over the past couple of years, and we want to thank each of you for your continued support and dedication! As a thank you, we are offering an awesome incentive for anyone who completes the free online Coaching Unified Sports Certification by January 15th. The course is offered through the NFHS, and takes 60-90 minutes to complete. Once you have completed the course, send a copy of your certificate to your Youth Initiatives Director along with your shirt size, and you will be sent a Unified Sports Coach jacket in return!
Unified Track and Field
Have you heard that we are partnering with the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) to bring Unified Track & Field to high schools in North Carolina? We had a great season last year with 6 schools participating in Wake County, and we are excited to expand this initiative to other districts across the state! For more information on Unified Track and the steps to get started, check out the interest video below! If you have any additional questions or if you are ready to get started, reach out to your Youth Initiatives Director, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.