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Special Olympics North Carolina names new coordinator for Polk County

Jane Ollis of Columbus has been named the new coordinator for Special Olympics Polk County effective immediately, according to SONC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne. In this volunteer position, Ollis will manage a volunteer committee that carries out Special Olympics activities within Polk County and helps provide sports training, competition opportunities and health and wellness initiatives […]

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Special Olympics North Carolina names new coordinator for J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center

Nicki Icard of Valdese has been named the new coordinator for Special Olympics J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center effective immediately, according to SONC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne. In this volunteer position, Icard will manage a volunteer committee that carries out Special Olympics activities within J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center and helps provide sports training, competition […]

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

Karla Furnari of Asheville has been named the new co-coordinator for Special Olympics Buncombe County effective immediately, according to SONC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne. In this volunteer position, Furnari will assist fellow co-coordinator Josh O’Conner as they manage a volunteer committee that carries out Special Olympics activities within Buncombe County and helps provide sports training, […]

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Neal Graham — 2017 Special Olympics NC September Athlete of the Month

Just take a walk down Lonely Street to Heartbreak Hotel and you may find Neal Graham of Avery County impersonating his favorite singer, Elvis Presley. That’s exactly what he was doing when Special Olympics Avery County’s local coordinator Holly Magid first met him and that first impression has stuck with her ever since. “When I […]

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

Christina Aultman of Maysville and Crystal Ramus of Jacksonville have been named the new co-coordinators for Special Olympics Onslow County effective immediately, according to SONC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne. In this volunteer position, Aultman and Ramus will manage a volunteer committee that carries out Special Olympics activities within Onslow County and helps provide sports training, […]

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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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Ten athletes trained as ambassadors at 2017 Special Olympics North Carolina Global Messenger Training

Ten Special Olympics athletes from across North Carolina became official spokespersons for the organization after they participated in the annual Global Messenger Training Program August 18-19 at the Special Olympics North Carolina headquarters in Morrisville, according to SONC President Keith L. Fishburne. The Global Messenger program is one of several athlete leadership programs offered by […]

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

Brandi Richardson of Edenton has been named the new co-coordinator for Special Olympics Chowan County effective immediately, according to SONC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne. In this volunteer position, Richardson will assist fellow co-coordinator Stacey Hoffman in managing a volunteer committee that carries out Special Olympics activities within Chowan County and helps provide sports training, competition […]

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