Special Olympics North Carolina names new coordinator for Lenoir County

Andrew G. Spence of Kinston, NC, has been named the local program coordinator for Special Olympics Lenoir County effective immediately, according to SONC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne.

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

Spence is a program supervisor for Kinston/Lenoir County Parks and Recreation. He has previously volunteered with Special Olympics Lenoir County’s 2019 Spring Games.

To get involved in Special Olympics in Lenoir County, Spence 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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