Special Olympics North Carolina names new co-coordinator for Davidson County

Patrick Hinshaw of Gibsonville, NC, has been named the local program co-coordinator for Special Olympics Davidson County effective immediately, according to SONC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne.

In this volunteer position, Hinshaw will be assisting Monica Byerly, who has been serving as the sole coordinator for Davidson County. He will assist in the implementation of Special Olympics activities within Davidson 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. He 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.
Hinshaw has joined the staff of Davidson County Parks and Recreation as a Recreation Specialist. He has previously worked as a Recreation Specialist for Watauga County Parks and Recreation and Stoney Creek YMCA, where he planned and implemented programming for children with intellectual disabilities.
To get involved in Special Olympics in Davidson County, Patrick Hinshaw may be reached at
About Special Olympics North Carolina
Since 1968, Special Olympics North Carolina 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 Engage with us on TwitterInstagramFacebook and YouTube.
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