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Author Archive | Katie McGhee

At the heart of things

What do we really know about an athlete? Perhaps their stats, or their winning record. A great fan may know the choreography of a big play, or an athlete’s favorite stance. But beyond the skill and discipline, accomplishment and determination, who are these figures we so admire? Every athlete has a story but some really […]

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Nine Athletes Trained as Ambassadors at 2018 Special Olympics North Carolina Global Messenger Training

Nine Special Olympics athletes from across North Carolina became official spokespersons for the organization after they participated in the annual Global Messenger Training Program August 17-18 at the Special Olympics North Carolina headquarters in Morrisville, according to SONC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne. The Global Messenger program is one of several athlete leadership programs offered by […]

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Seeing clearly: Union County athlete receives glasses for the first time

When Isaac “Joe” Crawford of Union County arrived in Raleigh for the 2018 SONC Summer Games, he had every intention of just bowling his best, making new friends and hopefully earning a medal. In his third year competing in Special Olympics, Crawford was getting better at every competition. Yet as his techniques and skills improved, […]

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

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 […]

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Special Olympics North Carolina names new coordinator for Washington County

Felisha Daniels of Plymouth, NC, has been named the local program coordinator for Special Olympics Washington County effective immediately, according to SONC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne. In this volunteer position, Daniels will manage a committee that carries out Special Olympics activities within Washington County and helps provide sports training, competition opportunities and health and wellness […]

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