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SONC seeks meal assistance for Fall Tournament

WHAT:                  2018 Special Olympics North Carolina Fall Tournament

WHEN:                  Friday, November 9 – Sunday, November 11

WHERE:               South Charlotte area.

Description:          More than 1,000 athletes and Unified partners from across the state will compete in basketball, bocce, golf, roller skating, soccer and tennis.  Unified partners (individuals without intellectual disabilities) compete alongside Special Olympics athletes through Special Olympics Unified Sports®. Unified teams are made up of people of similar age and ability. Athletes have trained for a minimum of eight weeks at the local level prior to moving on to this state-level competition.

We provide meals for athletes, coaches, and volunteers throughout the weekend. We are reaching out to churches in the Charlotte area for help feeding our delegations on Saturday, November 10 around 6 p.m. Our delegations will range from 20 to 120 people. The meal can be a simple spaghetti or chicken dinner with beverage and fruit or salad.

If you are not able to host a dinner on Saturday, we have many other volunteer opportunities throughout the weekend, such as offering lunch donations. These donations would be preferably by venue, which would likely be between 50-300+ lunches on Saturday and a smaller number on Sunday. If you would like to help in other ways, we are looking for many volunteers and cash donations. 

In-kind contributions such as yours help our organization provide year-round sports training and competition opportunities that emphasize learning, fairness and triumph for nearly 40,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities. 

The SONC Fall Tournament competition is free and open to the public.

Visit www.specialolympicsnc.com for more information.

About Special Olympics North Carolina

Throughout 2018, the Special Olympics movement is celebrating 50 years of joy, courage and empowerment. 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 19 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. Visit Special Olympics North Carolina at www.specialolympicsnc.com. Engage with us on TwitterInstagramFacebook and YouTube

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