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The Olympics are here! We’re excited to celebrate America and the 17 Tar Heel athletes in this year’s games. There has been a long history of UNC Olympians competing in the Summer Olympics, including athletes, coaches and staff members. Help us celebrate both the legacy of our past Olympians and the incredible performances that are sure to come from this year’s team!

Support UNC outside of the games by painting the United States Carolina blue and helping us reach 2,403 donors by August 22 – one for every medal won by the U.S. in Summer Olympics history.  Each state on the above map will change to blue after a gift is given by a donor from that location. We need your help!

Go for Gold

Instagram Challenge

Show us your red, white and Carolina blue! Are you as excited for the Olympics as we are? Between August 8 and 12, help us celebrate by showing off your Olympic and Tar Heel pride! Don your best red, white and Carolina blue, snap a pic and post to Instagram. Make sure to tag @carolinadevelopment and use #OlympicHeels! At the end of the week we’ll pick our favorite entry, and the winner will receive a Carolina prize pack.


Daily Olympic Trivia

Do you pride yourself on your Tar Heel knowledge? Are you an Olympic buff? Put yourself to the test with our daily Olympic trivia. Each day for the duration of the games, we will be posting an Olympic trivia question on our Facebook page. The first person to correctly answer the question will receive the patriotic T-shirt featured above!

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