Date/Times: Friday, May 20
12 p.m.: 4 x 100-meter Unified relay
12:45 p.m.: 100-meter Unified dash
Location: North Carolina A&T State University – Marcus T. Johnson Track at Truist Stadium
1601 East Market Street, Greensboro, North Carolina 27401
Special Olympics North Carolina (SONC) athletes from the following high schools will compete in the 2022 North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) Track & Field State Championship May 20 at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro:
- Athens Drive Magnet High School (Raleigh)
- Terry Sanford High School (Fayetteville)
- Pine Forest High School (Fayetteville)
- Southeast Raleigh High School (Raleigh)
- Jack Britt High School (Fayetteville)
Special Olympics athletes from attending high schools participate in Special Olympics Unified® Sports, which joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team to promote social inclusion through shared sports experiences. ESPN has served as the Global Presenting Sponsor of Special Olympics Unified Sports since 2013.
The top Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners, individuals without intellectual disabilities, from across North Carolina will compete in the Unified 100-meter dash and the Unified 4×100-meter relay. Special Olympics athletes will compete in the Unified 4×100-meter relay at 12 p.m. The top eight qualifying Unified partners will compete in the Unified 100-meter dash at 12:45 p.m.
About Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools®
Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® is a program for schools Pre-K through university that intentionally promotes meaningful social inclusion by bringing together students with and without intellectual disabilities to create accepting school environments, utilizing three interconnected components: Special Olympics Unified Sports®, inclusive youth leadership, and whole school engagement.
About Special Olympics North Carolina
Since 1968, the organization has used the transformative power of sports to improve the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Nearly 40,000 athletes in North Carolina inspire thousands of coaches, sports officials, local program committee members and event organizers involved in Special Olympics statewide. SONC offers year-round training and competition in 20 Olympic-type sports on local and state levels as well as health and wellness initiatives to improve the health status and increase access to community health resources for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Youth become agents of change through Unified Champion Schools, an education and sports-based program created by Special Olympics to build an inclusive environment among youth with and without intellectual disabilities as well as empower them to become youth leaders and create change in their community. Engage with us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. SONC is a United Way of the Greater Triangle Community Impact Partner.