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Special Olympics North Carolina names new co-coordinator for Alleghany County

Raleigh, N.C.—Linda Tucker of Sparta, NC has been named the local program co-coordinator for Special Olympics Alleghany County effective immediately, according to SONC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne.

In this volunteer position, Tucker, along with the current coordinator Kathy Mulder, will oversee the implementation of Special Olympics activities within Alleghany County by leading a committee that will provide sports training and competition opportunities and health and wellness initiatives for children and adults who have intellectual disabilities. She will recruit, train and manage local volunteers and work to increase athlete participation.

Tucker has been a homemaker for 25 years. She is also is the mother of a SONC athlete and became a volunteer 4 years ago. Together she and Mulder have great ideas for how to expand the program within their community.

To get involved in Special Olympics in Alleghany County, Tucker and Mulder can be reached at bekahsmom54@yahoo.com .

Special Olympics North Carolina offers year-round sports training and competition for nearly 40,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities. These athletes inspire greatness through their success and provide motivation to the thousands of coaches, sports officials, local program committee members and event organizers involved in Special Olympics statewide.  SONC offers Olympic-type competition in 19 sports on local and state levels as well as health and wellness initiatives to improve the health status and increase access to community health resources for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Youth become agents of change through Unified Champion Schools, an education and sports based program created by Special Olympics to build an inclusive environment among youth with and without intellectual disabilities as well as empower them to become youth leaders and create change in their community. Visit Special Olympics North Carolina at www.specialolympicsnc.com. Engage with us on http://twitter.com/sonc_beafan; http://www.facebook.com/SpecialOlympicsNC and http://www.youtube.com/BeAFanSONC ; http://www.instagram.com/specialolympics_nc.

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