Special Olympics North Carolina names new coordinator for Martin County

Raleigh, NC – Regina Smith of Williamston, NC, has been named the local program coordinator for Special Olympics Martin County effective immediately, according to SONC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne.

In this volunteer position, Smith will manage a committee that carries out Special Olympics activities within Martin County and helps provide sports training, competition opportunities and health and wellness initiatives for children and adults who have intellectual disabilities. Under Smith’s 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.

Smith is the co-founder for the Martin County Autism Support Group which assists families with finding services such as therapy and social/recreational experiences. She also volunteers with the Roanoke/Cashie YOUTH Dream Team where she assists with fundraising. Smith has been involved with Special Olympics Martin County for ten years and is the parent of an athlete.

To get involved in Special Olympics in Martin County, Regina Smith may be reached at or 252-809-2538.

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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