Game On

Athletes from across the state North Carolina are headed this way, to compete in the 2016 Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games!

Taking place at various venues in Cary and Raleigh this weekend, the games are drawing more than 1,800 athletes of all ages and abilities, along with their coaches and families.

“These games are more than a sports competition; they are a looking glass, an example to everyone around the world of how people with intellectual disabilities can and should be included in all aspects of their communities,” said Tim Shriver, board chair for Special Olympics International.

“Our mission is to be the driving force for social inclusion outside of our movement as well as inside it.”

Volunteers Always Needed

Volunteers are the heartbeat of Special Olympics, from taking part in a fundraiser to coaching, working in the office in Morrisville, or simply being a fan.

This year’s Summer Games will be the largest ever; new to the competition are bowling, cheerleading and cycling.

Admission to all Summer Games competition events is free and open to the public.

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