Melanie Jones of Windsor, NC, has been named the local program coordinator for Bertie County effective immediately, according to SONC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne.
In this volunteer position, Jones will be assisting Tiffany Mizell, who has been serving as a co-coordinator for Bertie County. In this volunteer position, Jones will assist in the implementation of Special Olympics activities within Bertie County by leading a committee that will provide sports training, competition opportunities and health and wellness initiatives for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. She will assist in recruiting, training and managing volunteers and work to increase athlete participation as well as raise funds in support of the program.
Jones is an Exceptional Children’s (EC) program specialist with Bertie County Schools. Previously employed in Hertford County, Jones volunteered for Special Olympics Hertford County in supporting their local Spring Games and chaperoning for SONC’s Summer Games in 2012. She was also a certified bowling coach with the local program.
To get involved in Special Olympics Bertie County, Jones may be reached at email@example.com.
About Special Olympics North Carolina
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 20 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 www.specialolympicsnc.com. Engage with us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.