Special Olympics North Carolina News
SONC Shifts Focus to Summer Games
More than 1400 athletes across North Carolina are making final preparations for their moment in the spotlight during the 2013 Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games. The event, held May 31-June 2 in Raleigh and Cary, will feature two days of competition in six sports. Detailed event (head of delegation) information like schedules, menus, and accommodation details are now available online. Special Olympics athletes will also take part in Opening Ceremonies, Olympic Town festivities at Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek and Healthy Athletes screenings throughout the weekend. More than 900 volunteers are needed to help events run smoothly so sign up online today.
Law Enforcement Officers Carry the Flame of Hope Across the State
The 27th annual NC Law Enforcement Torch Run Relay for Special Olympics is underway as more than 2,000 law enforcement officers carry the Flame of Hope across the state. The 2,000-mile, 14-day journey will culminate with the lighting of the cauldron at the 2013 SONC Summer Games Opening Ceremonies May 31 at the Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek in Raleigh. View a listing of the upcoming relay legs and photos of the Flame of Hope’s journey through North Carolina.
TD Bank “Be A Fan” Campaign Supports Special Olympics Athletes
TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, will be joined by TD Ameritrade Holding Corporation to support Special Olympics through its annual “Be a fan®” program, from May 13 to June 30. Green and white wristbands, featuring TD Bank and Special Olympics logos as well as the “Be a fan” slogan, will be available for $5 each at all TD Bank stores. TD Bank customers and non-customers can also use Penny Arcade to count and donate their loose change to support their Special Olympics programs from Maine to Florida. View a list of TD Bank locations in North Carolina.
Marty Sheets-An NC Sports Champion
On May 2, Marty Sheets became the first-ever Special Olympics athlete inducted into the NC Sports Hall of Fame. His induction caps an outstanding Special Olympics career during which he met multiple celebrities, won more than 250 medals and became a true ambassador for the Special Olympics movement.