Jan 10, 2013. More than 120 Special Olympics athletes from three states including North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia competed in the 2013 Special Olympics North Carolina Winter Games – Alpine Skiing & Snowboarding Jan. 6-7 hosted by the French Swiss Ski College at Appalachian Ski Mountain between Blowing Rock and Boone, according to Special Olympics North Carolina President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne.
Results can be viewed online at http://www.sonc.net/wp-content/uploads/2013-SONC-Winter-Games-Alpine-results-for-media.pdf.
To ensure fair competition, the athletes were placed in competition divisions based on age, gender and ability level. Gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded to the top three finishers in each division, and ribbons were presented for fourth through eighth place.
“The 2013 SONC Winter Games – Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding was a top-notch competition for all the athletes,” said Fishburne. “They were able to demonstrate their talents and amazed and inspired everyone who witnessed their performances! Many thanks go out to all the volunteers who make this event run so smoothly.”
Athletes who competed in the 2013 SONC Winter Games – Alpine Skiing and Snowboardingrepresented the following counties/agencies: Alamance, Avery, Beaufort/Hyde, Buncombe, Burke, Cabarrus, Davidson, Davie, Durham, Forsyth, Gaston, Guilford/Greensboro, Guilford/High Point, Iredell, J. Iverson Riddle Development Center, Johnston, Jones, Lake Norman, Lee, Mecklenburg, Orange, Pasquotank/Camden, Wake and Watauga. Athletes from South Carolina and Virginia also competed.
Special Olympics North Carolina offers year-round sports training and competition for more than 38,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities. These athletes inspire greatness through their success and provide motivation to the thousands of coaches, sports officials, local program committee members and event organizers involved in Special Olympics statewide. SONC offers Olympic-type competition in 19 sports on local and state levels. Visit Special Olympics North Carolina at www.specialolympicsnc.com. Engage with us on http://twitter.com/sonc_beafan; http://www.facebook.com/SpecialOlympicsNC and http://www.youtube.com/BeAFanSONC.