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2016 awards announced by Special Olympics North Carolina

Special Olympics North Carolina (SONC) recently presented seven 2016 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 […]

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Special Olympics North Carolina announces 2017 Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Special Olympics North Carolina elected seven new members with terms beginning in 2017, according to Keith L. Fishburne, president/CEO Special Olympics North Carolina. Beginning new terms on the SONC Board of Directors are Jim Bullard of Mooresville, Perry Flynn of Greensboro, Colin R. Jorsch, Jr. of Fayetteville, Lewis McLean of […]

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PUBLIX Shoppers Support Special Olympics Throughout January

Save money at Publix and support Special Olympics with Procter & Gamble coupons Raleigh, NC – Publix, Procter & Gamble, and Special Olympics have partnered together for 37 years to help people with intellectual disabilities achieve their dreams.  Starting December 31 through January 21, they are offering shoppers several ways to save money while supporting […]

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Special Olympics North Carolina names Dr. Michael Milano its first Golisano Health Leadership Award Honoree

Dr. Milano receives North Carolina’s top Special Olympics health honor for his contributions toward inclusive health Special Olympics North Carolina is honored to announce the selection of Dr. Michael Milano of Apex as the 2016-17 Golisano Health Leadership Award honoree, according to Special Olympics NC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne. The Golisano Health Leadership Award was […]

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Special Olympics New Hanover County Athlete wins Robb Williams Tennis Sportsmanship Award

Raleigh, NC – Special Olympics North Carolina (SONC) recently presented Steven Smith of Burgaw the 2016 Robb Williams Tennis Sportsmanship Award.  Smith was honored with the award during Special Olympics NC Fall Tournament Nov. 5 in High Point, according to Keith L. Fishburne, president/CEO of Special Olympics North Carolina. Smith has participated in tennis with Special […]

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Special Olympics North Carolina names new coordinators for Randolph County

Asheboro, N.C.— Shawn Columbia and Jonathan Sermon of Asheboro have been named the local program coordinators for Special Olympics Randolph County effective immediately, according to SONC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne. In this volunteer position, Columbia and Sermon will oversee the implementation of Special Olympics activities within Randolph County by leading a committee that will provide […]

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Special Olympics North Carolina athletes & Unified Partners excel at 2016 Special Olympics North America Golf Championship

Five Special Olympics North Carolina golf athletes and one Unified Partner competed in the 2016 Special Olympics Golf Championship Sept. 29 – Oct. 2 in Port St. Lucie, Florida, according to Keith L. Fishburne, president/CEO of Special Olympics North Carolina. Unified Partners (individuals without intellectual disabilities) compete alongside Special Olympics athletes through Special Olympics Unified Sports®. […]

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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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