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Recreation & Parks - June 9, 2014

Special Olympics Forsyth County Athlete Seeking Donations to Support Participation in Special Olympics National Games

Special Olympics Forsyth County is soliciting donations to assist a Winston-Salem bocce player who is scheduled to travel Saturday to Princeton, N.J., to compete in the Special Olympics National Games.

Ghree Lockard is trying to raise $2,014 to cover the cost of the trip and is accepting contributions online through, an online fund-raising website for non-profit organizations, including Special Olympics North Carolina.

Lockard, 30, has competed in Special Olympics since she was in middle school. This is her first chance to compete in the national games, which are being held this year June 14 - 21.

Because Special Olympics does not charge athletes to train and compete in Special Olympics, local programs are responsible for covering the cost of the tournament and travel. Donations can be made securely online at

Special Olympics Forsyth County provides year-round sports training and athletic competitions in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and share friendships.

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