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NORTH CAROLINIANS TO BE A PART OF SPECIAL OLYMPICS USA

Two North Carolina athletes will join the 210-member Special Olympics USA delegation at the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games, being held March 18-25, 2017 in Austria.  Kristen Milstead of Mooresville, will compete in Alpine skiing and Maurice Watts of High Point, will compete in Alpine skiing. Kristen has been involved with Special Olympics for […]

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Special Olympics North Carolina Names Ellen Fahey Organization’s First Health Director

Ellen Fahey has been named the Health Director for Special Olympics North Carolina,  according to SONC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne. Fahey will be based in the SONC office in Morrisville and will focus on creating health-based programs and partnerships that will directly improve the lives of people with intellectual disabilities.  Key responsibilities will include the planning, […]

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Eleven Athletes Trained as Ambassadors at 2016 Special Olympics North Carolina Global Messenger Training

Eleven 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 Special […]

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Special Olympics North Carolina Names 2016 Coordinators of the Year

Robert Brown Jr. and Michelle Bumgarner of Caldwell County were named the 2016 Special Olympics North Carolina Coordinators of the Year, according to Keith L. Fishburne, president/CEO of Special Olympics North Carolina. Brown and Bumgarner received the award during the 2016 Special Olympics North Carolina Leadership Conference held at Davidson College in Davidson on July […]

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Athletes from Across the State to Compete in the 2016 Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games

5/27/2016 WHAT:                  More than 1,800 Special Olympics NC athletes of all ages and abilities are in Raleigh and Cary June 3-5 with their coaches and family members to compete in the 2016 Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games.  Competition will be held in aquatics, athletics, bowling, cheerleading, cycling, gymnastics, powerlifting, softball, and volleyball. Bowling, […]

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Statewide Law Enforcement Torch Run Relay Converges on Raleigh as Officers Run the “Flame of Hope” Along City Streets

5/25/16 What:     Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics North Carolina converges on Raleigh for the 2016 Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games. When & Where: Thursday, June 2    (Good photo opportunities to see torches converge on Raleigh) Durham Run: Officers will start the run at 8:30 a.m. from the Durham Police Department at 505 […]

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Special Olympics North Carolina Athletes Excel at the 2016 Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Special Olympics North Carolina was well represented by four athletes from Stanly County at the 2016 Penn Relays on April 29 at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, according to Keith L. Fishburne, president/CEO of Special Olympics North Carolina. Kristian Little:                     2nd Place: 4 X 100 […]

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2016 Plane Pull® to Benefit Special Olympics NC Raises Important Funds

The 2016 Plane Pull® presented by Credit Suisse to benefit Special Olympics North Carolina was a success with nearly 80 teams competing and collectively raising $110,000, according to Special Olympics North Carolina President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne. “Participating teams from across the state had a great time competing for bragging rights while supporting nearly 40,000 registered Special […]

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Haywood County Deputy Daniel Blagg Selected to Carry the Flame of Hope as part of Final Leg Torch Run Team for 2017 Special Olympics World Games

Flame serves as beacon of inspiration to thousands during Law Enforcement Torch Run to Austria 4/19/16 Raleigh,NC – Special Olympics North Carolina is proud to announce that Deputy Daniel Blagg of the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office in Waynesville, NC, has been selected as North Carolina’s only law enforcement official to the Final Leg team that will […]

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Special Olympics NC Unified Sports Teams to Compete at Wake County High School Track Championships on April 9

4/7/16 Name of Event:         Wake County High School Track Championships Date/Time:                 Saturday, April 9 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Media Opportunity – 10 a.m. – Noon) Location:                    Garner Magnet High School 2101 Spring Dr, Garner, NC 27529 Description:   Special Olympics Unified Sports Track teams will compete alongside traditional track teams in the Championships on […]

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