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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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Co-­Directors named to lead NC Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics

Major Cam Selvey of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and Captain Robert Spatorico of the Fayetteville Police Department will serve as co-directors of the North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run® (NC LETR) for Special Olympics North Carolina in 2019, according to Keith L. Fishburne, president/CEO of Special Olympics North Carolina. The North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch […]

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2018 awards announced by Special Olympics North Carolina

Special Olympics North Carolina (SONC) presented ten 2018 state-level awards honoring outstanding individuals, companies and organizations that support Special Olympics in North Carolina, according to Keith L. Fishburne, president/CEO of Special Olympics North Carolina. The following individuals and companies received recognition for their commitment and dedication to Special Olympics during the past year: Athlete of […]

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NC Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics kicks off 2019 fundraising & awareness campaign

The North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run (NC LETR) for Special Olympics kicked off its 2019 campaign of raising funds and awareness for Special Olympics North Carolina during an annual conference held in Morehead City. Besides training about Special Olympics and fundraising, major accomplishments recognized during the conference were that $1.3 million was raised in […]

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Special Olympics Youth Innovation Grantees announced

Special Olympics North Carolina youth leaders receive funds Special Olympics North Carolina youth leaders are among the recipients of Special Olympics International’s Youth Innovation grants. 84 student-led inclusion initiatives in communities around the world received funding that aims to advance a broad range of inclusion initiatives and Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools®.  David Evans and […]

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North Carolina’s Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics awarded international honor for fundraising

North Carolina received a diamond level of excellence award by the executive council of the International Law Enforcement Torch Run for raising $1.259 million during the 2017 Law Enforcement Torch Run campaign year, according to Keith L. Fishburne, president/CEO of Special Olympics North Carolina. The award was presented during the annual International Law Enforcement Torch […]

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Special Olympics North Carolina Athletes & Partners Excel at 2018 Special Olympics North America Tennis Championship

Eighteen Special Olympics North Carolina tennis athletes and two Unified partners competed in the 2018 Special Olympics North America Tennis Championship Oct. 18-Oct. 21 in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, according to Keith L. Fishburne, president/CEO of Special Olympics North Carolina. Unified partners are individuals without intellectual disabilities who train and compete alongside Special Olympics […]

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