In addition to demonstrating your true abilities as a competitor, there are many other ways you can excel in Special Olympics. Did you know that as an athlete, you can:
Family members are not only the biggest fans of the athletes but also serve in many key roles with the organization as coaches, fundraisers and committee members. Learn more about how you can get involved.
For those of you planning on attending the next state-level event, get the latest on the schedules, driving directions, etc.
If you are interested in competing alongside your family member, learn more about Unified Sports.
And we have information if you’re just learning about Special Olympics and would like to know how to register your eligible family member to compete.
The SONC Family Handbook is available to provide families with more information about the organization.
Competition Outside N.C.
There are occasionally opportunities for athletes to compete in events outside of the state. For those events that are simply open for anyone to participate, you can work with your local coordinator to express an interest.
For events which offer North Carolina a very specific number of athletes who can compete, a random drawing of gold medal winners from the most recent state-level event occurs to begin selections for these slots.
“Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”
All participating athletes are expected to abide by this code of conduct.
Meet our Athlete Council members who meet with the president of Special Olympics North Carolina quarterly to discuss organizational issues.
See a complete listing of the athletes who serve as Global Messengers doing public speaking on behalf of SONC.
Existing Global Messengers can find needed documents in the Resource Library.
All family members and guests of families are expected to abide by this code of conduct.