Special Olympics North Carolina names new co-coordinators for Halifax County

Raleigh, NC – Nakia Squire of Roanoke Rapids, NC, and Braxton Peterson of Oak City, NC, have been named the local program co-coordinators for Special Olympics Halifax County effective immediately, according to SONC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne.

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

Both Squire and Peterson work for Halifax County Schools, where Squire is an EC Administrative Assistant and Peterson is a Behavior Specialist.

To get involved in Special Olympics Halifax County, Squire and Peterson 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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