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

Maggie Ervin of Waxhaw, NC, has been named the local program co-coordinator for Special Olympics Union County effective immediately, according to SONC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne.

In this volunteer position, Ervin will be assisting Leah Vinansky, who has been serving as a co-coordinator for Union County. She will assist in the implementation of Special Olympics activities within Union 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 assist in recruiting, training and managing local volunteers as well as work to increase athlete participation and raise funds in support of the local program.

Ervin works as project coordinator for Marolf Construction. Erin was previously a local committee member for Special Olympics Union County and has been in a volunteer management role with the state-level Fall Tournament in Charlotte for the last three years.

To get involved in Special Olympics in Union County, Ervin and Vinansky may be reached at

About Special Olympics North Carolina

Since 1968, Special Olympics North Carolina has used the transformative power of sports to improve the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Nearly 40,000 athletes in North Carolina inspire thousands of coaches, sports officials, local program committee members and event organizers involved in Special Olympics statewide.  SONC offers year-round training and competition in 19 Olympic-type 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 TwitterInstagramFacebook and YouTube.

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