March 16, 2019
This webpage provides a comprehensive summary of the Special Olympics North Carolina Cheerleading Tournament. There are several links to more detailed documents. You need to read all of this information even if you are already familiar with it because you are responsible for knowing it!
If you have questions about this info, if you need help during the event, if you get lost, if you are running late, whatever it might be – call us!
SONC Staff: Andrea Stamm 919-818-4520
Pay close attention to the schedule as things are getting started early on Saturday.
Delegations will be staying at the Hampton Inn- Bermuda Run, located at 196 NC-801, Bermuda Run, NC 27006. Hotel assignments will be sent to Heads of Delegation next week.
There will be no march-in for Opening Ceremony. Athletes and coaches should be seated by 9:15am so Opening Ceremony can begin promptly at 9:30am.
The coaches meeting will be held Thursday, March 14 via webinar. More details are under the Competition Information and Coaches Meeting section.
Davie County High School
180 War Eagle Drive
Mocksville, NC 27028
9:30 a.m. Opening Ceremony in main gym
10:08 a.m. Competition begins
12:45 p.m. Awards ceremonies begin in Performing Arts Center
HODs should have copies of all athlete medical forms with them in case of an emergency or any other medical issue. Medical volunteers will be onsite and available for athlete, coach, parent, or volunteer first aid needs.
- Housing confirmations will be sent out to the Heads of Delegation next week.
- All delegates should be respectful of others by remaining in their rooms after 11pm each evening. Music and loud talking should not be heard outside the room from which it originates.
- All delegates should respect all facility property and regulations. Theft or intentional damage of property will not be tolerated.
Due to the nature of this one-day event, two check-ins are required.
Check-In #1 (opens at 8:30 am):
- Upon arrival to the venue, proceed to Head of Delegation check-in.
- Only the Head of Delegation or head coach should come to the check-in area to prevent congestion.
- Confirm possession of all athlete participation forms.
- Record scratches/no-show’s.
- If the number of scratches places your team below the minimum number of athletes, your team will be able to perform, and will receive Participation Ribbons.
- If the number of scratches places your team in the small category, or from Unified to Traditional, your team will be placed in the most appropriate division, but your check-in, practice, and performance times will not change.
- Credentials will be provided for non-competing team members. Athletes and Unified partners will not receive credentials. They must wear their uniform in order to be allowed in the warm-up and other designated team areas.
- Confirm delegation numbers.
- Receive any other competition materials or updated information.
- Proceed to main gym for Opening Ceremony.
Check-In #2 (opens at 9:36am):
- Teams are required to check-in at the warm-up gym at their designated time as indicated on the schedule.
- All jewelry, etc. must be removed at this time.
- The schedule will be strictly adhered to, and a team missing their designated warm-up time and/or performance will not be allowed to work-in unless cleared by the competition manager and SONC staff.
SONC will provide lunch for delegations (registered athletes, coaches, chaperones, etc.). Family members are not included in these meals.
Lunch will consist of ham & turkey sandwiches, chips, & fruit donated by Sheetz.
If you have requests for vegetarian or gluten-free meals, email those requests to Julianna Pratt, including the name(s) of the people needing the special lunches. A list of known dietary requests can be found here. All requests must be received by Friday, March 8th in order for arrangements to be made.
Opening Ceremony – Saturday March 16 9:30 am
Delegations should be seated in the main gym by 9:15 a.m.
Opening Ceremony is the time where your entire delegation is recognized for its hard work leading up to this event. Please make your group look sharp by tucking in shirts and tying shoes. The entire delegation should dress similarly. Please also make sure your programs’ attire is adhering to Section 5.08 of the Special Olympics General Rules for the Display of Commercial Messages at Games and Prohibition of the Display of National Flags as well as the SONC logo guidelines. If you have any questions, please contact your community resources director.