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Area Businesses Partner with Special Olympics NC to Host Over the Edge Fundraiser in Charlotte-Sept. 27 and Raleigh- Oct. 4

Participants to rappel off skyscrapers in Charlotte and Raleigh  Raleigh, NC – Several local companies have teamed up with Special Olympics North Carolina to host the annual Over the Edge fundraiser to be held in Uptown Charlotte on Sept. 27 and downtown Raleigh on Oct. 4.  Over the Edge is a fundraiser that allows participants who raise a minimum […]

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Dawn McCullen Awarded Special Olympics North Carolina State-Level Honor

Raleigh, N.C. — Dawn McCullen of Jacksonville was named the 2014 Special Olympics North Carolina Coordinator of the Year, according to Keith L. Fishburne, president/CEO of Special Olympics North Carolina. McCullen received the award during the 2014 Special Olympics North Carolina Leadership Conference held at the McKimmon Center at NC State University in Raleigh on […]

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2014 Plane Pull Presented by Credit Suisse to Benefit Special Olympics North Carolina Raises $100,000

Raleigh, N.C. — The 2014 Plane Pull presented by Credit Suisse to benefit Special Olympics North Carolina was a success raising more than $100,000, according to Special Olympics North Carolina President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne. “More than 70 teams from across the state had a great time competing for bragging rights while supporting more than 38,000 registered […]

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Special Olympics NC & NC High School Athletic Association Collaborate to Bring Inclusive Sports Opportunities for High School Students With and Without Intellectual Disabilities

Unified Flag Football Game to be held on April 19 @ Carrboro High School (Raleigh, NC) – Special Olympics North Carolina (SONC) and the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) are working together on ways to foster the inclusion of students with disabilities into education-based athletics and activities. The collaboration in North Carolina has […]

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Three Special Olympics North Carolina Athletes Appointed As Members of 2014 NC Law Enforcement Torch Run Council

Raleigh, NC – Three Special Olympics North Carolina athletes were appointed as athlete ambassadors on the 2014 North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run Council. Zach Commander of Elizabeth City, Jennifer Wardlow of Winston-Salem, and Robin Callaway of Matthews, join 14 law enforcement agency members on the Torch Run Council, according to North Carolina Law Enforcement […]

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North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Honors Officer Al Negron of Winston-Salem Police Department with State-level Award

Raleigh, N.C. — The North Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics recently presented a state-level award to Officer Albert “Al” Negron of the Winston-Salem Police Department for his outstanding efforts to the success of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, according to Gene Piscitelli, director of the Torch Run and Raleigh […]

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Three Pairs of Students Trained as Special Olympics North Carolina Project UNIFY Global Messengers

Raleigh, NC — Three pairs of students from Bunn, Cary and Jacksonville were trained as official spokespersons for the organization after they participated in the 2014 Project UNIFY Sargent Shriver Global Messenger Training Program Feb. 1-2 at the Special Olympics North Carolina headquarters in Morrisville, according to SONC President Keith L. Fishburne. As Project UNIFY Global […]

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Special Olympics North Carolina Honors State-Level “Athlete of the Year”

Raleigh, N.C. — Special Olympics North Carolina (SONC) recently recognized Gary Newman of Aurora as the 2013 Special Olympics North Carolina “Athlete of the Year”. Newman was honored with the award during Special Olympics NC Winter Games – Alpine Skiing & Snowboarding event on Sunday Jan. 5 in Boone, according to Keith L. Fishburne, president/CEO […]

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Cafe Carolina and Bakery Raises More than $18,000 for Special Olympics North Carolina

Raleigh, N.C. — Cafe Carolina and Bakery raised $18,726 for Special Olympics North Carolina as part of its sponsorship in the Over the Edge fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics, according to Keith L. Fishburne, president/CEO of Special Olympics North Carolina. Cafe Carolina raised the funds through their “A Sweet Way to Help” promotion. Customers were […]

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