Mitzi Britt of Walnut Cove, NC, has been named the local program co-coordinator for Special Olympics Stokes County effective immediately, according to SONC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne.
In this volunteer position, Britt will be assisting Ashleigh Barneycastle Parker, who has been serving as the sole coordinator for Stokes County. She will assist in the implementation of Special Olympics activities within Stokes County by leading a committee that will provide sports training, competition opportunities, and health and wellness initiatives for children and adults who have intellectual disabilities. She will assist in recruiting, training and managing local volunteers and work to increase athlete participation as well as raise funds in support of the local program.
Britt currently directs INSPIRE Stokes County, a nonprofit that supports children and families with special needs. As a parent of a Special Olympics athlete, Britt has volunteered with Special Olympics Stokes County and previously with Special Olympics Maryland.
To get involved in Special Olympics in Stokes County, Mitzi Britt and Ashleigh Barneycastle Parker may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Special Olympics North Carolina
Throughout 2018, the Special Olympics movement is celebrating 50 years of joy, courage and empowerment. Since 1968, the organization has used the transformative power of sports to improve the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Nearly 40,000 athletes in North Carolina inspire thousands of coaches, sports officials, local program committee members and event organizers involved in Special Olympics statewide. SONC offers year-round training and competition in 19 Olympic-type sports on local and state levels as well as health and wellness initiatives to improve the health status and increase access to community health resources for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Youth become agents of change through Unified Champion Schools, an education and sports based program created by Special Olympics to build an inclusive environment among youth with and without intellectual disabilities as well as empower them to become youth leaders and create change in their community. Visit Special Olympics North Carolina at www.specialolympicsnc.com. Engage with us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.