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2018 Special Olympics North Carolina Winter Games – Alpine Skiing & Snowboarding results released

Nearly 100 Special Olympics athletes from North Carolina and Virginia competed in the 2018 Special Olympics North Carolina Winter Games – Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding competition January 7-8 hosted by the French Swiss Ski College at Appalachian Ski Mountain between Blowing Rock and Boone, according to Special Olympics North Carolina President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne.   […]

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Special Olympics North Carolina Athletes & Partners Excel at 2017 Special Olympics North America Tennis Championship

Eighteen Special Olympics North Carolina tennis athletes and six Unified Partners competed in the 2017 Special Olympics Tennis Championship Oct. 19-Oct. 22 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 athletes. More […]

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Publix and Procter & Gamble partner to #LIGHTTHETORCH for Special Olympics North Carolina

From January 4 through 20, Publix customers and associates can support Special Olympics by purchasing a Torch Icon at the register   Publix Super Markets and Procter & Gamble are helping customers save money all while supporting Special Olympics North Carolina. From January 4 through 20, 2018, Publix customers and associates will be able to […]

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

Kelli Miller of Washington, NC, has been named the local program co-coordinator for Special Olympics Dare County effective immediately, according to SONC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne. In this volunteer position, Miller will be assisting Kathleen Morgan, who has been serving as the sole coordinator for Dare County. She will assist in the implementation of Special […]

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Darren Southerland – 2017 Special Olympics NC November Athlete of the Month

Sometimes, the easiest way to make someone’s day is just to smile. When Darren Southerland walks into a room, everyone’s day gets a little brighter. In the nearly four decades that Southerland has been a Special Olympics athlete, he has tried almost every sport, participated in several fundraisers and competed at many state-level competitions. Yet […]

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Special Olympics College Clubs in North Carolina Join Forces!

Special Olympics College Clubs in North Carolina introduce a statewide leadership council called SOUL (Special Olympics University Leaders) created by college leaders for college leaders. Please share a brief bio, where you went to college or are currently attending, what your major was/is and what you’re currently involved with (internships, jobs).   Logan Beyer attended […]

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Ride on! Special Olympics Cumberland County athlete creates lasting impact on community

It’s been said that horses can sense a person’s feelings. This sixth sense was evident with Cumberland County athlete, Steven Prescott from the first moment he sat in a saddle. There was an immediate connection with his horse, thanks in large part to Prescott’s gentle disposition. Prescott started his Special Olympics career with swimming, but […]

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