Stephan Bill of Elizabeth City, North Carolina, Stephanie Crank and Crystal Doran of Camden, North Carolina, have been named the local program co-coordinators for the combined local program of Special Olympics Pasquotank/Camden effective immediately, according to Special Olympics North Carolina (SONC) President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne.
An Exceptional Children (EC) instructional coach for Elizabeth City – Pasquotank Public Schools, Bill has 15 years of experience working in special education programming, previously serving as an EC director. For four years, Bill served as a weekend relief manager at a group home in Charlotte, North Carolina, for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Crank is employed as an EC teacher for Camden County Schools and has previously attended Special Olympics programming with her students. Having experience assisting in organizing large-scale events, she will bring her expertise in finance, fundraising, event management, public relations, social media and volunteer management to the role.
Doran is also employed as an EC teacher for Camden County Schools. She has served as an EC teacher for 23 years and has previously attended Special Olympics programming with her students. Based at Camden County High School, she anticipates active student involvement in Special Olympics programming.
As local program co-coordinators, Bill, Crank and Doran will assist in the implementation of Special Olympics activities within Pasquotank and Camden counties 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 Pasquotank/Camden, 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.