Thomas Perkins of New Bern, NC, has been named the local program coordinator for Special Olympics Edgecombe County effective immediately, according to SONC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne.
In this volunteer position, he will assist in the implementation of Special Olympics activities within Edgecombe 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. He 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.
Perkins works as an athletics supervisor for Tarboro Parks and Recreation, where he has worked for over 20 years. He anticipates developing more opportunities for Special Olympics Edgecombe County athletes, especially in regard to their involvement in Spring Games.
To get involved in Special Olympics in Edgecombe County, Perkins 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.