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Special Olympics North Carolina Athletes Excel at the 9th Annual Special Olympics Xperience Tennis Invitational in Charlottesville, Virginia

1/28/16 Raleigh, N.C. – Four Special Olympics North Carolina athletes competed in the 9th annual Special Olympics Xperience Tennis Invitational at the Boar’s Head Sports Club in Charlottesville, Virginia on Jan. 14-16, according to Keith L. Fishburne, president/CEO of Special Olympics North Carolina.

Kevin Olin (Orange): 4th Place Ribbon

Kara Diachenko (Mecklenburg): Silver Medal

Jake Boyer (Forsyth): Bronze Medal

Steven Burger (Orange): 4th Place Ribbon

The event was hosted by Special Olympics Virginia. The Xperience brought together 32 of the top Special Olympics tennis athletes in the nation for three days of round-robin tournament play. Athletes also enjoyed a University of Virginia tennis clinic and community doubles play, all at a world class venue.

About Special Olympics North Carolina
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. Visit Special Olympics North Carolina atwww.specialolympicsnc.com. Engage with us on http://twitter.com/sonc_beafan; http://www.facebook.com/SpecialOlympicsNC and http://www.youtube.com/BeAFanSONC.

 

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