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Special Olympics Southeast Winter Games – Alpine Skiing & Snowboarding to be held at Appalachian Ski Mountain Feb. 7-9

2/2/16  Contact: Megan O’Donnell SONC VP of Communications 919-818-4598; modonnell@sonc.net   WHAT:                       2016 Special Olympics Southeast Winter Games – Alpine Skiing & Snowboarding WHEN:                       Sunday, Feb. 7 – Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 WHERE:                    Opening Ceremonies – Sunday, Feb. 7;   4:45 p.m. French Swiss Ski College at Appalachian Ski Mountain between Blowing Rock and Boone […]

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“A Few of Their Favorite Things” – An Austrian Adventure

“U-S-A, The United States of America” bellowed over the loud speaker and Special Olympics North Carolina athlete Rory Kinane and his ice skating coach Tappie Dellinger  of Charlotte were among the USA delegation members to walk into a packed Opening Ceremonies arena in Austria Jan. 10-15  at Pre-Games 2016; a test event for the 2017 […]

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Special Olympics North Carolina Athletes Excel at the 9th Annual Special Olympics Xperience Tennis Invitational in Charlottesville, Virginia

1/28/16 Raleigh, N.C. – Four Special Olympics North Carolina athletes competed in the 9th annual Special Olympics Xperience Tennis Invitational at the Boar’s Head Sports Club in Charlottesville, Virginia on Jan. 14-16, according to Keith L. Fishburne, president/CEO of Special Olympics North Carolina. Kevin Olin (Orange): 4th Place Ribbon Kara Diachenko (Mecklenburg): Silver Medal Jake Boyer […]

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2016 Special Olympics Southeast Powerlifting Results Released

1/28/16  Raleigh, N.C. – Six Special Olympics North Carolina McDowell County athletes and a Unified partner competed in the 2016 Special Olympics Southeast Powerlifting competition in Marietta, G.A. Jan. 23-25, according to Special Olympics North Carolina President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne. Chris Faulkner Squat                  Bronze Bench Press        Gold Deadlift              Gold Triple Combo     Gold […]

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Special Olympics North Carolina Receives $5, 000 Community Grant from Wells Fargo Foundation

12/3/15 (Raleigh, NC) — Special Olympics North Carolina received a community grant of $5,000 from the Wells Fargo Foundation for its sports training and competition initiatives in 2015.  In appreciation for the grant, Special Olympics NC presented Wells Fargo with an honorary delegate recognition level for their statewide support of Special Olympics, according to Keith L. […]

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Special Olympics North Carolina Receives $25,000 Grant from North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Ribbon of Hope Program

Funds will Impact Special Olympics Community Health Initiative in Ashe, Alleghany, Watauga and Wilkes counties 10/05/15 Raleigh, NC – Special Olympics North Carolina has received a $25,000 grant from the NC GlaxoSmithKline Foundation Ribbon of Hope grant program, according to Keith L. Fishburne, Special Olympics North Carolina president/CEO. View photo of Fisburne alongside North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline […]

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North Carolina Leg of the World’s Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics Raised $42,540

One hundred sixty-eight registered trucks participated 10/08/15  Charlotte, N.C. – Law enforcement and truckers throughout the United States and Canada joined forces to hold the World’s Largest Truck Convoy on Sept. 19, 2015. North Carolina hosted a leg of the Convoy in Charlotte at the PNC Music Pavilion.  A total of 168 registered trucks participated […]

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Red Robin Teams Up with Local Law Enforcement for 10th Annual Tip-A-Cop Fundraiser to Benefit Special Olympics

Law Enforcement officers to wait tables at participating Red Robin restaurants in North Carolina Raleigh, N.C. – There’s a new server in town! This October, law enforcement officers across the country will trade their ticket books for order pads and unite at Red Robin® restaurants* to serve guests for a special cause. Red Robin’s 10th [...]
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North Carolina’s Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Awarded International Honor for Fundraising

10/13/15 (Raleigh, NC) - The NC Law Enforcement Torch Run® (NCLETR) for Special Olympics received a Diamond Award for raising $1,190,592.00 for Special Olympics North Carolina in 2014, according to Keith L. Fishburne, president/CEO of Special Olympics North Carolina.  The award was presented by the executive council of the International Law Enforcement Torch Run and [...]
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