Special Olympics North Carolina names new coordinator for Wilson County

Raleigh, NC

Kelsey Newsome of Wilson, NC, has been named the local program coordinator for Special Olympics Wilson County effective immediately, according to SONC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne.

In this volunteer position, Newsome will oversee the implementation of Special Olympics activities within Wilson 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. She will recruit, train and manage local volunteers and work to increase athlete participation.

Newsome currently works as the Special Populations and Senior Specialist for Wilson County. She previously volunteered with Special Olympics North Carolina under the prior Wilson County Coordinator as an intern for Wilson County Parks and Recreation.

To get involved in Special Olympics in Wilson County, Kelsey Newsome may be reached at

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 Engage with us on; and;


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