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SOAC Spring Games and Fundraising

SOAC Spring Games and Fundraising

Special Olympics Alamance County serves over 350 children and adults with intellectual and physical disabilities in Alamance County, giving them the opportunity to train and compete in Olympic-type sports and providing access to physical activity and community. There is currently a lot going on with SOAC- we have athletes cycling, bowling, golfing, swimming, and playing basketball. Best of all, our biggest event of the year is coming up on April 15th- Spring Games! This event will take place at Belk Track on the Elon University campus next to the football stadium. Spring Games is one of the biggest volunteer opportunities in the county, with almost 1000 volunteers involved each year. It includes two track and field events for over 350 Special Olympic athletes, including a 100M walk/run/roll and a softball/tennis ball throw for distance. The Games also include Olympic Town games and activities, as well as free play, and for many of these athletes this is the highlight of their year with SOAC.

Please consider volunteering for Spring Games! If you would like to receive our volunteer information email please click here. Spring Games volunteers receive free food and an awesome T-Shirt but most importantly you are making a difference in our athletes’ lives.

We are also always fundraising for our athletes. It takes about $30,000 per year to run Special Olympics here in Alamance County. SOAC provides its services at no charge to our athletes. Our overhead includes meals, uniforms, T-Shirts, transportation, and equipment (the salary of the local coordinator and benefits are graciously paid by Alamance County). If you or your business are interested in giving please contact Steve Glahn at (336) 570-6760. Or, if you give to the United Way, please consider designating your gift to SOAC. Hope to see you at the Games!