Special Olympics North Carolina names new co-coordinator for Beaufort and Hyde Counties

Raleigh, NC – Kathy Newman of Aurora, NC, has been named the local program co-coordinator for Special Olympics Beaufort and Hyde Counties effective immediately, according to SONC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne.

In this volunteer position, Newman will be assisting Eric Sedlacek, who has been serving as the sole coordinator for  Beaufort and Hyde Counties. She will assist in the implementation of Special Olympics activities within Beaufort and Hyde Counties by leading a committee that will provide sports training, competition opportunities, and health and wellness initiatives for children and adults who have intellectual disabilities. Under their leadership, the committee will recruit, train and manage local volunteers and work to increase athlete participation as well as raising funds in support of the local program.

Newman has previously served as a committee member and local coordinator for Special Olympics Beaufort and Hyde Counties. She is currently employed by Beaufort County Schools as an administrative assistant.

To get involved in Special Olympics in Beaufort and Hyde Counties, Kathy Newman and Eric Sedlacek may be reached at

About Special Olympics North Carolina

Throughout 2018, the Special Olympics movement is celebrating 50 years of joy, courage and empowerment. Since 1968, the organization 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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