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Just Keep Swimming: Donovan Mouton

“Swimmers take your mark!” echoed over the loud speakers as the swimmers anxiously waited for the buzzer to sound. The seconds before a race are full of adrenaline, but for Donovan Mouton, this is the moment he has been training for. This is the moment that he loves. When Mouton first started swimming, he could […]

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North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics honors outstanding individuals and agencies with awards

The North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics recently presented state-level awards to outstanding individuals and law enforcement agencies that support Special Olympics in North Carolina at the 2019 Torch Run conference in Morehead City, according to Captain Robert Spatorico, co-director of the Torch Run and with the Fayetteville Police Department. Law enforcement […]

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North Carolina athletes excel at the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games

Four North Carolina athletes excelled at the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games March 14-21 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The four athletes joined four North Carolina coaches on the 314-member Special Olympics USA. North Carolina members of Special Olympics USA Erykah Culbertson – athletics 7thplace ribbon: 100m run 7th place ribbon: long jump 4th place […]

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Special Olympics North Carolina delegates made case of impact and need for critical funding on Capitol Hill

Special Olympics athletes and advocates from across the United States converged on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on February 12 for Special Olympics’ annual “Capitol Hill Day.” This is the 17th year Special Olympics has organized the event, with over 250 delegates representing 44 states and the District of Columbia, including North Carolina. Special Olympics […]

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Special Olympics North Carolina names new co-coordinators for Qualla Boundary

Kamiyo Lanning and Karina Squirrell, both of Cherokee, NC, have been named the local program co-coordinators for Special Olympics Qualla Boundary effective immediately, according to SONC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne. In this volunteer position, Lanning and Squirrell will manage a committee that carries out Special Olympics activities within Qualla Boundary and helps provide sports training, […]

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Special Olympics North Carolina names new coordinator for Franklin County

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

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

Patrick Hinshaw of Gibsonville, NC, has been named the local program co-coordinator for Special Olympics Davidson County effective immediately, according to SONC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne. In this volunteer position, Hinshaw will be assisting Monica Byerly, who has been serving as the sole coordinator for Davidson County. He will assist in the implementation of Special […]

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Special Olympics North Carolina names new co-coordinators for New Hanover County

Johnathan Batts and Brooke Deamaral, both of Wilmington, NC, have been named the local program co-coordinators for Special Olympics New Hanover County effective immediately, according to SONC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne. In this volunteer position, Batts and Deamaral will manage a committee that carries out Special Olympics activities within New Hanover County and helps provide […]

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