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Selflessness, dedication and drive – these are the characteristics to describe the relationships that powerlifting athlete Keith Martin and his coach James Belk share with one another and training. On July 20, Martin participated in the Special Olympics North Carolina fundraiser WOD for INCLUSION at CrossFit Hogtown. His coach, Belk, manages this CrossFit location and […]

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Special Olympics North Carolina honored as a world leader in health

The Special Olympics Healthy Communities distinction is awarded to Special Olympics North Carolina As the largest amateur sports organization in the world for people with intellectual disabilities (ID), Special Olympics is dedicated to cultivating communities where people with ID have the opportunity to be healthy. Special Olympics North Carolina has officially received recognition as a […]

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Gold Medals On and Off the Field: Billy Callahan

“It makes me feel like I can do anything,” bowling gold medalist Billy Callahan excitedly shared of the empowerment he receives from his participation in Special Olympics. Callahan recalls his first Special Olympics competition at just eight years old, where he won gold medals in both speed skating and track. In experiencing a strong support […]

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

Tracy Moore of Whiteville, NC, has been named the local program co-coordinator for Special Olympics Columbus County effective immediately, according to SONC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne. In this volunteer position, Moore will be assisting Tammy Whitlow, who has been serving as a co-coordinator for Columbus County. She will assist in the implementation of Special Olympics […]

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Special Olympics North Carolina names new coordinator for Lenoir County

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

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Special Olympics North Carolina names new coordinator for Craven County

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

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

Maggie Ervin of Waxhaw, NC, has been named the local program co-coordinator for Special Olympics Union County effective immediately, according to SONC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne. In this volunteer position, Ervin will be assisting Leah Vinansky, who has been serving as a co-coordinator for Union County. She will assist in the implementation of Special Olympics […]

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Special Olympics North Carolina names new coordinator for Pender County

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

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Special Olympics North Carolina names new co-coordinators for Catawba County

Scott Broome and Teresa Bazzle, both of Hickory, NC, have been named the local program co-coordinators for Special Olympics Catawba County effective immediately, according to SONC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne. In these volunteer positions, Broome and Bazzle will manage a committee that carries out Special Olympics activities within Catawba County and helps provide sports training, […]

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Special Olympics North Carolina names new co-coordinators for Caldwell County

Patricia Irwin of Morganton, NC, and Jenifer Teague, of Granite Falls, NC, have been named the local program co-coordinators for Special Olympics Caldwell County effective immediately, according to SONC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne. In these volunteer positions, Irwin and Teague will manage a committee that carries out Special Olympics activities within Caldwell County and helps […]

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