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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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2017 Special Olympics U.S. Southeast Swimming Invitational results released

Raleigh, NC – More than 170 Special Olympics athletes from Florida, North Carolina, and Virginia competed in the 2017 Special Olympics U.S. Southeast Swimming Invitational April 9, hosted by the Greensboro Aquatics Center in Greensboro, NC, according to Special Olympics North Carolina President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne. Editor’s Note: Competition results for your coverage area are available […]

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

Raleigh, NC – Jane Futrell and Sha-Teisa Sharpe of Ahoskie, NC, have been named the local program co-coordinators for Special Olympics Hertford County effective immediately, according to SONC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne. In this volunteer position, Futrell and Sharpe will oversee the implementation of Special Olympics activities within Hertford County by leading a committee that […]

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Special Olympics North Carolina names new coordinator for Wilson County

Raleigh, NC – Kelsey Newsome of Wilson, NC, has been named the local program coordinator for Special Olympics Wilson County effective immediately, according to SONC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne. In this volunteer position, Newsome will oversee the implementation of Special Olympics activities within Wilson County by leading a committee that will provide sports training, competition […]

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