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Submitted by Gary Arnold

Members of the South Davidson High School Junior Civitan Club were volunteers at the 2014 Winter Games of Special Olympics Davidson County.  The local event was November 7 at J. Smith Young YMCA in Lexington.

Faculty Advisor Mary Howell led a group of 39 members. Junior Civitan volunteers were Katie Baddeley, Abbie Carroll, Candice Cook, Hannah Cranford, Chase Cross, Amanda Curd, Brianna DeRouin, Corybelle Drew, Tiffany Ferrell, Caroline Garner, Jenna Garner, Matthew Harris, Michael Harris, London Hayes, Christina Hughes, Leah Hulin, Emily Jacobs, Ashley Lambert, Laramie Miller, Aneil Owens, Preston Owens, Chase Parks, Alex Peacock, Brooke Peacock, Callie Pierce, Brittany Pope, Hunter Query, Savannah Ramsey, Bethany Rodriguez, Sadie Shaw, Kristin Smith, Lexie Smith, Maria Smith, Amanda Snider, Anna Snider, Lauren Surratt, Kasie Tague, Raechel Vespi and Desirae Waldroup.

The Junior Civitan members escorted individual athletes to their events in bowling or basketball, cheered for them and then escorted them to the awards ceremony.  More than 360 athletes, representing 19 schools and agencies, participated including those in developmental and play activities.

The SDHS Junior Civitan Club has volunteered for more than dozen years at the local Spring and Winter Games.

Special Olympics offer year-round sports training and competition to adults and children with intellectual disabilities.  These athletes inspire greatness through their success.  They provide motivation to the thousands of coaches, sports officials, local program committee members and event organizers involved in Special Olympics at the local, state, national and world levels.  The worldwide movement now has over 3.5 million athletes in more 170 countries.
Special Olympics North Carolina has over 38,000 athletes and more than 30,000 volunteers.