DoubleRadius had the privilege of volunteering at the 2018 Fall Tournament for the Special Olympics of North Carolina (SONC), over the second weekend of November. SONC is one of the largest Special Olympics programs in the world with nearly 40,000 registered athletes who train and compete in year-round programs in 19 different sports.
Our staff joined over 1,000 volunteers to put in over 10,000 hours to help make this event a success for the more than 1,000 athletes, their families, and friends. The DoubleRadius volunteer team was spearheaded by Chad (wearing plaid below), a member of our Sales Team whose family has been serving Special Olympics for decades, including roles at the National level.
"As someone who has volunteered for Special Olympics his whole life, I keep going back because it allows me to help others in a way that can only be understood by those who volunteer. The athletes get such joy just out of competing. There is a lesson that can be learned from those who don't need to win to have a good time.
"Its important to me to help get more people involved because there is always help needed to run events. Whether it's setting up, helping keep score, or something as simple as cheering the athletes on, every person that helps out contributes to the environment of inclusion and overall joy that Special Olympics is all about."
Chad, DoubleRadius Sales Team
About Special Olympics:
The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic 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, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. Special Olympics aims to combine high quality sports with a wide audience, and be a driving force for social inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities.
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