Special Olympics North Carolina

Mecklenburg County Newsletter

August 2023

Fall Registration is officially open!


If you are interested in coaching this fall and we have not already spoken,

please email Jamey at Mecklenburg@sonc.net


Carolina Panthers Unified Flag Football Clinics

  • Two “tryout clinics” held in conjunction with the Carolina Panthers, which will also serve as a tryout for a Unified team. Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners will be selected after the tryout clinics to represent SONC and the Carolina Panthers on a Unified team that will play a Unified team from Special Olympics Minnesota representing the Minnesota Vikings in October!
  • Register Here

Golf Tour

  • Registration for the Piney Point Golf Club (Norwood, NC) event on September 18, 2023 is due by September 5, 2023
  • Register Here if you are interested
  • If you have not played golf before we suggest joining our golf team this season before registering for these events.

Belmont Abbey Soccer Clinic- August 27th

Mighty Striders Running Club

  • Free Opportunity
  • Meet most Sundays at James Boyce Park from 10-11:30 to run/walk
  • Ages 8-20
  • Interested? Email morganboonshaft@gmail.com or visit their website

Fitness Classes

  • We are still looking into the possibility of hosting fitness classes, we will keep you updated!


Special Olympics' Young Athletes is an early childhood play program for children with and without intellectual disabilities, ages 2 to 7 years old. Young Athletes introduces basic sport skills, like running, kicking, and throwing. Young Athletes offers families, teachers, caregivers and people from the community the chance to share the joy of sports with all children.


Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.

August 08 - August 31

Location: 8100 Old Mallard Creek Rd Charlotte, NC 28262

Gigi's Playhouse Charlotte - REGISTER HERE

Saturdays from 11:00 a.m.

Starting September 9

Location: 9101 Kings Parade Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28273


Flag Football Coach Training

  • On September 9, SONC will host a coach training and athlete clinic in Mooresville. This will help prepare athletes and Unified partners for fall flag football opportunities for interested local programs!
  • In Person- September 9 - Register Here

Coaching Opportunities

  • Assistant cheer leading coaches, cheer starts in December and runs through March
  • Assistant bowling coaches, we have two seasons of bowling. Winter (Dec-March) and Spring (March-June)
  • Young Athletes Program volunteers needed for Saturday mornings at Gigi's Playhouse in South Charlotte


Social Event Planning Committee

  • We had a few people interested in helping plan social events. We will be scheduling a meeting in the next week, if you are interested in attending please email mecklenburg@sonc.net


Email: Mecklenburg@sonc.net

Phone: 704-317-3648

Keep in touch



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