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Living SOfit – Davidson County Athlete Makes Health a Priority

Every Thursday night, you can find a group of Special Olympics Davidson County athletes working together on an important aspect of being an athlete—their health. Five months ago, Davidson County athlete Brian Goins heard about a new health program, called SOfit, that would help athletes focus on health and wellness. After learning more, he decided […]

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Special Olympics North Carolina announces 2017 Athlete Council and Executive Officers

Raleigh, NC – Members of the Special Olympics North Carolina Athlete Council met on January 20-22 to elect executive committee officers for 2017, according to SONC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne. Zach Commander of Pasquotank County is continuing into his second year serving as the committee’s Chair. Ruth Hochstrasser of Onslow County was elected to serve as […]

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James Branton–2017 Special Olympics NC January Athlete of the Month

For James Branton of Gaston County, sports aren’t just about winning—they are about dedication. At just eight years old, Branton began participating in Special Olympics. He first tried swimming and fell in love with the sport. He soon started swimming at the state-level and enjoyed the atmosphere that came with sports. Since then, Branton has […]

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