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

Raleigh, NC – Nakia Squire of Roanoke Rapids, NC, and Braxton Peterson of Oak City, NC, have been named the local program co-coordinators for Special Olympics Halifax County effective immediately, according to SONC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne. In this volunteer position, Squire and Peterson will manage a committee that carries out Special Olympics activities within Halifax […]

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Special Olympics North Carolina names new coordinator for Clay County

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

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

Raleigh, NC – Maria Soots of Ronda, NC, and Midori Smitherman of East Bend, NC, have been named the local program co-coordinators for Special Olympics Yadkin County effective immediately, according to SONC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne. In this volunteer position, Soots and Smitherman will manage a committee that carries out Special Olympics activities within Yadkin County […]

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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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