Special Olympics North Carolina names new coordinators for Randolph County

Asheboro, N.C.— Shawn Columbia and Jonathan Sermon of Asheboro have been named the local program coordinators for Special Olympics Randolph County effective immediately, according to SONC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne.

In this volunteer position, Columbia and Sermon will oversee the implementation of Special Olympics activities within Randolph County by leading a committee that will provide sports training and competition opportunities and health and wellness initiatives for children and adults who have intellectual disabilities. She will recruit, train and manage local volunteers and work to increase athlete participation.

Columbia is the Aquatics and Competitive Swim Director at the Randolph-Asheboro YMCA.  He has been on the local committee for over 20 years with serving in a Games Management role as well. Sermon is the Recreation Services Superintendent for the City of Asheboro. He has also been on the committee for 20 years with serving as Games Management and facilities support. Both are extremely excited about this opportunity and look forward to expanding the local program in Randolph County.

To get involved in Special Olympics in Randolph County, Columbia and Sermon can be reached at and/or 336-626-1240 ext. 8.

Special Olympics North Carolina offers year-round sports training and competition for nearly 40,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities. These athletes inspire greatness through their success and provide motivation to the thousands of coaches, sports officials, local program committee members and event organizers involved in Special Olympics statewide.  SONC offers Olympic-type competition in 19 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; and

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