Rachel LoCurto has been named the Special Olympics Mecklenburg County Director effective July 13, according to SONC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne.
In this position, LoCurto will assist in the implementation of Special Olympics activities within Mecklenburg County, including sports training, competition opportunities and health and wellness initiatives for children and adults who have intellectual disabilities. She will be based in the SONC office in Charlotte.
LoCurto joins SONC with over 20 years working with the special needs community as a volunteer at a year-round recreation program for people with disabilities. In 2015, she became a year-round gymnastics and cheerleading coach for Special Olympics in Northern Virginia.
In her professional career, she has spent a decade in Washington, D.C. working as an analyst for various federal government entities, including the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Middle Eastern and Islamic studies from New York University and a master’s degree in international affairs from The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs in Washington, D.C.
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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.