Special Olympics North Carolina names new coordinator for Pender County

Elizabeth Behr, of Penderlea, NC, has been named the local program coordinator for Special Olympics Pender County effective immediately, according to SONC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne.

In this volunteer position, Behr will manage a committee that carries out Special Olympics activities within Pender County and helps provide sports training, competition opportunities and health and wellness initiatives for children and adults who have intellectual disabilities. Under Behr’s leadership, the committee will recruit, train and manage local volunteers as well as work to increase athlete participation.

Behr currently works as an Exceptional Children’s coordinator for Pender County Schools. She has assisted in the planning and facilitating of Special Olympics Pender County’s Winter and Spring Games.

To get involved in Special Olympics in Craven County, Elizabeth Behr 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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