Special Olympics North Carolina names new coordinator for Clay County

Raleigh, NC – Judy Jennings of Hayesville, NC, has been named the local program coordinator for Special Olympics Clay County effective immediately, according to SONC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne.

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

Jennings has previously volunteered with Special Olympics in her community as a certified coach in cycling and Alpine skiing. Jennings currently works as a Special Education Teacher for Clay County Schools.

To get involved in Special Olympics in Clay County, Jennings can 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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