Alex Bustle of Morganton, North Carolina, has been named the local program co-coordinator for Special Olympics Burke County effective immediately, according to Special Olympics North Carolina (SONC) President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne.
Bustle is employed as a fitness instructor and swim coach with the Town of Valdese Parks and Recreation Department. He intends to assume a volunteer coaching position with Special Olympics Burke County and to provide facility access through the Valdese Recreation Department to Special Olympics athletes.
As local program co-coordinator, Bustle will assist Angie Ross and Renee Leonhardt, who have been serving as co-coordinators for Burke County, in the implementation of Special Olympics activities within Burke County by leading a volunteer committee that will provide sports training and competition opportunities along with health and wellness initiatives for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. This involves recruiting, training and managing volunteers, increasing athlete participation and raising funds in support of the program.
To get involved in the local program committee or to donate to Special Olympics Burke County, please contact 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.