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Darren Southerland – 2017 Special Olympics NC November Athlete of the Month

Sometimes, the easiest way to make someone’s day is just to smile. When Darren Southerland walks into a room, everyone’s day gets a little brighter. In the nearly four decades that Southerland has been a Special Olympics athlete, he has tried almost every sport, participated in several fundraisers and competed at many state-level competitions. Yet […]

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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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