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July 24, 2015

OT is excited to support Special Olympics 2015 World Games


Kati Berlin MS OTR/L, occupational therapist at the Pineville office of Child and Family Development, is excited about the Special Olympics 2015 World Games that begin on July 25.

She is inspired by how the Games spotlight individuals on a national stage and change society’s perceptions about people with disabilities.

Four athletes from North Carolina will represent our state. 

North Carolina athletes with the circle of inclusion


Randy Rogers(golf)

Katie Degnan(tennis)

Allison Douglas(equestrian)

Starr Kluttz(aquatics)


Learn all of the details on the Special Olympics NC website: 

They will join 6,500 athletes from 177 nations as they compete in 25 Olympic-type sports at the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games July 25-Aug. 2 in Los Angeles. With an anticipated 30,000 volunteers and 500,000 spectators, the 2015 Special Olympics World Games will be the largest sports and humanitarian event anywhere in the world in 2015, allowing all to reveal the champion within. View the ESPN broadcast schedule for World Games. Photos from the North Carolina send-off dinner are now available.