Special Olympics North Carolina names new coordinator for J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center

Nicki Icard of Valdese has been named the new coordinator for Special Olympics J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center effective immediately, according to SONC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne.

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

Icard is currently employed by J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center as a Licensed Recreational Therapy Aide. She has previously volunteered with the Special Olympics program at J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center.

To get involved in Special Olympics at J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center, Icard can be reached at

About Special Olympics North Carolina
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;
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