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Athletes Across the State Came Together This Sports Season

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This fall, as leaves changed colors and fell to the ground, athletes across the state were practicing and competing in several sports. Local programs organized sports leagues and competitions for not only their own athletes, but for athletes from neighboring counties, as well. In October, Special Olympics Buncombe County invited neighboring programs to compete in their second annual Bocce Bonanza. Athletes from Cleveland, Mitchell, Watauga and Henderson counties took them up on the offer. Throughout the competition, athletes enjoyed meeting those from other counties and making new friends. By the end of the event, it was clear that the spirit of camaraderie was in the air. “I think it is safe to say athletes from all counties made new friends that day,” says local program co-coordinator Karla Funari.

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I am the Manager of Communications and Social Media at Special Olympics North Carolina.


Read more about fall sports on the Special Olympics North Carolina website