Steve Britt of Walnut Cove, North Carolina, has been named the local program co-coordinator for Special Olympics Stokes County effective immediately, according to Special Olympics North Carolina (SONC) President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne.
Following his service in the United States Coast Guard, Britt worked as director of Forsyth County for Lankford Company Police. Britt has served as a member of the Public Safety Committee in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in partnership with the Pender County Sheriff’s Office, the Forsyth County District Attorney’s Office, the North Carolina Bar Association and local government representation. He is the founder of a law enforcement motorcycle club and co-founder of Inspire Stokes County, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that worked to install adaptive playground equipment in a public park. Britt began volunteering with Special Olympics in 1992, assisting with local Games in Baltimore, Maryland. In 1999, the Britt family hosted delegation members from Namibia and Ghana for the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Raleigh, North Carolina. Britt’s son is an active SONC athlete.
As local program co-coordinator, Britt will assist Mitzi Britt, his wife, who has been serving as coordinator for Stokes County, in the implementation of Special Olympics activities within Stokes 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 Stokes County, please contact email@example.com.
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.