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Special Olympics North Carolina names new co-coordinators for Hertford County

Raleigh, NC

Jane Futrell and Sha-Teisa Sharpe of Ahoskie, NC, have been named the local program co-coordinators for Special Olympics Hertford County effective immediately, according to SONC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne.

In this volunteer position, Futrell and Sharpe will oversee the implementation of Special Olympics activities within Hertford County by leading a committee that will provide sports training, competition opportunities, and health and wellness initiatives for children and adults who have intellectual disabilities. They will recruit, train and manage local volunteers and work to increase athlete participation.

Futrell currently works for Hertford County Schools as a teacher, coach, and athletic director. Previously, she served as the coordinator for the Special Olympics Hertford County Spring Games in 1995.

Sharpe works for Hertford County Schools as a teacher and basketball coach. She has volunteered in the past for Special Olympics Hertford County’s Spring Games.

To get involved in Special Olympics in Hertford County, Jane Futrell can be reached at hertford@sonc.net.

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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