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Special Olympics athletes find fans in Fayetteville Police Department

When Captain Robert Spatorico took over the Fayetteville Police Department’s NC Law Enforcement Torch Run fundraising efforts, he had one goal in mind. Live up to the legacy of Sgt. William “Dink” Dalton. Dalton epitomized the message behind the NC LETR throughout his years with the Fayetteville Police Department, leading his fellow officers to raise […]

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Special Olympics North Carolina Names 2017 Coordinator of the Year

Lisa Carroll of Claremont in Catawba County was named the 2017 Special Olympics North Carolina Coordinator of the Year, according to Keith L. Fishburne, president/CEO of Special Olympics North Carolina. Carroll received the award during the 2017 Special Olympics North Carolina Leadership Conference, held at Davidson College in Davidson on July 20, in recognition of […]

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Student has lasting impact on elementary school

Most would agree that schools have a profound impact on their students, but what about students having a profound impact on their schools? Brooks Global Elementary School in Greensboro is a perfect example of the lasting impact a student can make and how it can benefit others for years to come. Dustin Edmondson’s elementary school […]

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Special Olympics Flame of Hope travels across the state to open the 2017 Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games

Law enforcement officers bring the torch across the state to Raleigh by June 2 Raleigh, NC – Law enforcement officers throughout North Carolina will carry the Special Olympics Flame of Hope across the state this spring, to light the cauldron at the 2017 Special Olympics North Carolina (SONC) Summer Games Opening Ceremonies June 2 at […]

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2017 Plane Pull® to benefit Special Olympics NC raises important funds

The 2017 Plane Pull® presented by Credit Suisse to benefit Special Olympics North Carolina was a success with more than 60 teams competing and collectively raising $100,000, according to Special Olympics North Carolina President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne.  “Participating teams from across the state had a great time competing for bragging rights while supporting nearly 40,000 registered […]

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Health is a community effort in Cabarrus County

The Cabarrus County community came together in full force to help Special Olympics North Carolina athletes and their families get more active. For four weeks, 30 participants in the Special Olympics Cabarrus County Wellness Program took free fitness and cooking classes thanks to community partnerships. “I wanted to find a way to get my athletes […]

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