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Spreading the Abound Aloha Spirit at the NC Special Olympics

At Abound Health, we were thrilled to once again support the incredible athletes of the Special Olympics North Carolina (SONC) Summer Games. This annual event, held from May 31 to June 2 in the Raleigh area, is a true celebration of inclusion, achievement, and the unifying power of sports.

Nearly 1,500 athletes with intellectual disabilities from across the state showcased their remarkable talents and determination, inspiring all of us with their courage and sportsmanship. As a company dedicated to fostering a culture of health and inclusion, we were honored to spread the Abound Aloha Spirit throughout this unforgettable weekend.

The Summer Games featured exciting competitions in seven sports: athletics, basketball, bowling, gymnastics, powerlifting, swimming, and volleyball. The three-day extravaganza kicked off with a lively Opening Ceremony at Reynolds Coliseum, where athletes and supporters embraced the disco-themed festivities with enthusiasm and joy.

Our Abound Health team was proud to be a part of this incredible event, with our dedicated volunteers working tirelessly to ensure a seamless and enjoyable experience for all participants. From setting up venues to cheering on the athletes, our team embodied the spirit of inclusivity and camaraderie that makes the Special Olympics so special.

Throughout the weekend, we witnessed countless moments of triumph, perseverance, and pure joy as these remarkable athletes pushed their limits and defied expectations. Their unwavering spirit and dedication were truly inspiring, reminding us all of the transformative power of sports and the importance of creating inclusive environments where everyone can thrive.

One of the highlights for our team was the Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg, where officers and supporters embarked on a five-mile run, culminating in the lighting of the cauldron during the Opening Ceremony. This symbolic gesture celebrated the enduring partnership between law enforcement and the Special Olympics, united in their commitment to promoting inclusion and empowerment for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

At Abound Health, we believe that every individual deserves the opportunity to live a healthy, fulfilling life, and the Special Olympics NC Summer Games embodies this belief. Seeing the athletes, volunteers, and supporters come together in a spirit of unity and celebration was a powerful reminder of the positive impact we can have when we embrace diversity and create inclusive spaces.

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to all the victorious participants, volunteers, and organizers who made this year’s Summer Games an unforgettable success. Your dedication, hard work, and unwavering spirit have inspired us all, and we eagerly await the next chapter in this incredible journey of inclusion and achievement.