Brandi Stephenson and Sarah Parham of Waynesville, NC, have been named the local program co-coordinators for Special Olympics Haywood County effective immediately, according to SONC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne.
In these volunteer positions, Stephenson and Parham will assist in the implementation of Special Olympics activities within Haywood County by leading a committee that will provide sports training, competition opportunities and health and wellness initiatives for children and adults who have intellectual disabilities. They 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.
Stephenson is the Exceptional Children’s Program director for Haywood County Schools and has worked in special education for over 19 years. She has partnered with the local Special Olympics committee to plan Spring Games and is focused on reaching more school-based athletes.
Parham serves as the manager and staffing coordinator for A Small Miracle, LLC. She has also volunteered with Special Olympics in her community for the past 15 years.
To get involved in Special Olympics in Haywood County, Stephenson and Parham 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.