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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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Special Olympics North Carolina names 2018 Golisano Health Leadership Award Honorees

Atrium Health’s Carolinas Rehabilitation and Jen Roberts, PT, DPT receive North Carolina’s top Special Olympics health honor for their contributions toward inclusive health Special Olympics North Carolina has announced the selection of two 2018 Golisano Health Leadership Award honorees, according to Special Olympics NC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne.  The Golisano Health Leadership Award was established […]

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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 inaugural recipients of Special Olympics International’s Youth Innovation grants. Nineteen student-led inclusion initiatives in communities across the United States received funding that aims to advance broad range of inclusion initiatives and Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools®. Kayla Amy […]

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Nine Athletes Trained as Ambassadors at 2018 Special Olympics North Carolina Global Messenger Training

Nine Special Olympics athletes from across North Carolina became official spokespersons for the organization after they participated in the annual Global Messenger Training Program August 17-18 at the Special Olympics North Carolina headquarters in Morrisville, according to SONC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne. The Global Messenger program is one of several athlete leadership programs offered by […]

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Local law enforcement officer selected to carry the Flame of Hope as part of Final Leg Torch Run Team for 2019 Special Olympics World Games

Flame serves as beacon of inspiration to thousands during Law Enforcement Torch Run to Abu Dhabi, UAE  Special Olympics North Carolina is proud to announce that Officer Phillip Smith of the Chapel Hill Police Department has been selected to serve as part of the Final Leg team, serving as a Guardian of the Flame® as he […]

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Special Olympics Flame of Hope travels across the state to open the 2018 Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games

Law enforcement officers will relay the torch across the state to Raleigh by June 1  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 2018 Special Olympics North Carolina (SONC) Summer Games Opening Ceremony June 1 […]

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

Mitzi Britt of Walnut Cove, NC, has been named the local program co-coordinator for Special Olympics Stokes County effective immediately, according to SONC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne. In this volunteer position, Britt will be assisting Ashleigh Barneycastle Parker, who has been serving as the sole coordinator for Stokes County. She will assist in the implementation […]

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Special Olympics North Carolina names new coordinator for Washington County

Felisha Daniels of Plymouth, NC, has been named the local program coordinator for Special Olympics Washington County effective immediately, according to SONC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne. In this volunteer position, Daniels will manage a committee that carries out Special Olympics activities within Washington 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 Randolph County

RALEIGH — Cindy Castle of Asheboro has been named the local program co-coordinator for Special Olympics Randolph County effective immediately, according to SONC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne. In this volunteer position, Castle will assist Shawn Columbia, who has been serving as a co-coordinator for Randolph County. She will assist in the implementation of Special Olympics activities […]

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Special Olympics North Carolina names new coordinator for Martin County

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

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