Janell Rattler of Robbinsville, NC, has been named the local program co-coordinator for Special Olympics Qualla Boundary effective immediately, according to SONC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne.
In this volunteer position, Rattler will be assisting Kamiyo Lanning, who has been serving as a co-coordinator for Qualla Boundary. She will assist in the implementation of Special Olympics activities within Qualla Boundary by leading a committee that will provide sports training, competition opportunities and health and wellness initiatives for children and adults who have intellectual disabilities. She will assist in recruiting, training and managing local volunteers and work to increase athlete participation as well as raise funds in support of the local program.
Rattler works for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians as the senior games coordinator for the Cherokee Life Recreation department. She has volunteered at Special Olympics Graham County’s Spring Games for over three years.
To get involved in Special Olympics in Qualla Boundary, Rattler and Lanning may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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 www.specialolympicsnc.com. Engage with us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.