Author Archive | Katie McGhee

Special Olympics North Carolina Athletes & Partners Excel at 2018 Special Olympics North America Tennis Championship

Eighteen Special Olympics North Carolina tennis athletes and two Unified partners competed in the 2018 Special Olympics North America Tennis Championship Oct. 18-Oct. 21 in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, according to Keith L. Fishburne, president/CEO of Special Olympics North Carolina. Unified partners are individuals without intellectual disabilities who train and compete alongside Special Olympics […]

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Sparta Nation plays and lives Unified!

Smithfield Selma High School, in Johnston County, is one of the newest Unified Champion Schools in North Carolina and they are already rocking the inclusion revolution! This school year, the students have already participated in a Unified volleyball scrimmage and enjoyed a Unified flag football exhibition game during halftime of the Smithfield-Selma vs. Clayton football […]

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Special Olympics NC and Papa Cares Campaign locations

On October 16 and November 20, 2018, Special Olympics NC will receive 10% in Papa John’s orders through the Papa Cares Campaign! Order a delicious pizza while supporting nearly 40,000 Special Olympics athletes in North Carolina.   Find a participating location near you: City Address Phone Number Camp Lejeune M424 Harlem Rd. 910-450-7272 Camp Lejeune Molly […]

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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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