Unified Champion Schools Updates

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.

Join SONC at the 2017 Unified Champion Schools Rally!

To celebrate Spread the Word to End the Word International Awareness Day, Unified Champion Schools from across the state are invited to join SONC on March 1 for the 2017 Unified Champion Schools Rally. The fun will start at 10:30 a.m. on the Halifax Mall in Downtown Raleigh. We encourage everyone to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the fun and games after the presentation ends! You can find more details about the rally here.

Register your school by February 22: For questions, contact Kelly Merkl at or 240-723-6601.

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!

Monthly Update Video

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

Monthly Report

All Unified Champion Schools are required to complete a monthly report to share the inclusive activities happening in your school. All monthly reports must be completed by the 15th of every month. Click on the button below to complete your monthly report today!

Unified Champion School: Highlight

bunn-hsUnified 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!