Donna May of Goldsboro, North Carolina, has been named the local program coordinator for Special Olympics Wayne County effective immediately, according to SONC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne.
In this volunteer position, May will assist in the implementation of Special Olympics activities within Wayne 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. 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.
May has been volunteering for Special Olympics Wayne County since 1984 and has recently been serving on the local committee. When North Carolina hosted the 1999 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Raleigh, May held the position of local program coordinator. In addition to this position, she has coached softball, bocce, bowling, basketball, golf and athletics for Special Olympics. She has a bachelor’s degree in recreation and leisure study. She is also a certified recreational therapist in the state of North Carolina.
To get involved in Special Olympics in Wayne County, May 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 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.