Special Olympics North Carolina Inc Overview
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North Carolina 27560
Programs: SONC offers 20 sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities in which athletes aged eight and up can train and compete. Developmental sports and motor activities for people with multiple disabilities are also offered. In addition to sports competition and training at the local, area, regional, state and international levels, SONC offers the Special Olympics Play Activities Program which has been developed for children six and seven years old with mild or moderate intellectual disabilities and some level of physical mobility. The Play Activities Program provides activities that increase a child's strength and coordination, preparing them for the transition into Special Olympics, and organized sport, when they reach the age of eight. Another program offered is the Sargent Shriver Global Messenger Program which informs the athletes of the history and mission of Special Olympics while training them to give presentations to schools, recreational departments, group homes and civic and corporate groups. Each Global Messenger serves to educate the public on the benefits of Special Olympics, to recruit eligible individuals to participate in our program, and to motivate change within all of us.