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Special Olympics Flame of Hope travels across the state to open the 2019 Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games

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 2019 Special Olympics North Carolina (SONC) Summer Games Opening Ceremony May 31 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, according to SONC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne.   Editors’ Note – A complete list of Torch Run legs, […]

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Special Olympics North Carolina athletes & Unified partners excel at 2019 Penn Relays

Eleven Special Olympics North Carolina athletes and two Unified partners competed in the 2019 Penn Relays April 26 – 27 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, according to Keith L. Fishburne, president/CEO of Special Olympics North Carolina. Unified partners are individuals without intellectual disabilities that train and compete alongside Special Olympics athletes. Hosted annually since 1895, the Penn […]

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Special Olympics North Carolina holds MedFest in New Hanover County

UNC-Wilmington, New Hanover Regional Medical Center Residency Program and Cape Fear Memorial Foundation partner to provide free health screenings for individuals with intellectual disabilities. More than 70 individuals with intellectual disabilities received free physical exams during the Special Olympics North Carolina MedFest on Tuesday, April 9 at UNC-Wilmington, according to SONC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne. The event […]

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North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics honors outstanding individuals and agencies with awards

The North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics recently presented state-level awards to outstanding individuals and law enforcement agencies that support Special Olympics in North Carolina at the 2019 Torch Run conference in Morehead City, according to Captain Robert Spatorico, co-director of the Torch Run and with the Fayetteville Police Department. Law enforcement […]

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Special Olympics North Carolina delegates made case of impact and need for critical funding on Capitol Hill

Special Olympics athletes and advocates from across the United States converged on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on February 12 for Special Olympics’ annual “Capitol Hill Day.” This is the 17th year Special Olympics has organized the event, with over 250 delegates representing 44 states and the District of Columbia, including North Carolina. Special Olympics […]

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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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