Special Olympics North Carolina Inc

Rating: 4 stars   2 reviews

Issues: Sports

Location: 2200 Gateway Centre Boulevard Suite 201 Morrisville NC 27560 USA

Mission: The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round athletic training and sports competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families and other Special Olympics athletes and the community. The concept of Special Olympics began in the early 1960''s in Chicago, Illinois, and North Carolina held its first Games in 1970 in Burlington. SONC is one of the largest volunteer-driven sports organizations in the state, with more than 20,000 volunteers. Based on the 2008 Special Olympics Athlete Census, SONC has 38,892 registered athletes.

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Rating: 4 stars  

This organization does a lot better job of controlling with the way the state games are organized such as Summer Games. This organization can provide all the needed services that the people need such as the athletes. I really feel like that this organization does a better job of providing all the services that the athletes get normally at state games such as housing and meals. This organization does a lot better job at estimating how many athletes can attend a state games.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

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Rating: 4 stars  

I have volunteered for Special Olympics since the 1999 World Games. I have also volunteered and been employed by a number of nonprofit organizations. With all that experience, I have found Special Olympics North Carolina to be among the best run organizations that delivers incredible programming for their constituents for a relatively small budget. They do this by fully utilizing volunteers and using their funds wisely.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have worked as a Volunteer Manager for the Annual Summer Games held in Raleigh since 2005.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

This is a hard one - many of the changes that volunteers have suggested over the years have already been implemented. This year they have been able to invite even more athletes which I think will improve the games for all.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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