Wayne County Special Olympics Takes Home State Medals!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016




Wayne County Special Olympics competed at the state competition for Aquatics and Bowling June 3-5th in the Raleigh/Cary area.  The group participated in the Opening Ceremonies on Friday, June 3rd at the Walnut Creek Music Pavilion.  Our athletes and unified partners did a great job competing with other athletes across the state, and listed below are their accomplishments:



Michael Hempel, Jr.

            25Y Backstroke- Participation Ribbon

            50Y Freestyle- Participation Ribbon

            25y Freestyle- Participation Ribbon

Jesse Martinez

            50Y Backstroke- Participation Ribbon

            50Y Butterfly- Participation Ribbon

            50Y Freestyle- Gold Medal

Christopher Hunter Summerlin

            25Y Backstroke- Silver Medal

            25 Y Freestyle- Gold Medal



Frank Dunn

            Bowling Singles- Gold Medal

Unified Doubles

“Chilli Peppers”- Gold Medal

            Johnathan Delano

            Emani McDuffie (Unified Partner)


“Pin Pals”- Silver Medal

            Tyler Edmundson

            Sharon Edmundson (Unified Partner)


“Beauty and the Beast”- Bronze

            Alan Jenkins

            Emily Crawford (Unified Partner)


“Wrecking Balls”- Silver

            Ryan Hood

            Jacob Pulley (Unified Partner)


Unified Teams

“5 Guys and Some Pins”- Silver

            John Foster

            Joseph Jones

            Lionel Martin

            Larry McRoy

            Brian Hilliard (Unified Partner)

“Strike Eagles”- Bronze

            Rhonda Barwick

            Paul Edwards

            Charles Nail

            John “Jay” Zambelli

            Matthew Fordham- Crawford (Unified Partner)


“Strike Angels”- Silver

            Veronica Cutler

            Heather Pardue

            Melissa Stanford

            Erica Walderman

            Angela Hilliard (Unified Partner)


“Bombers”- Gold

            Robert Benson

            Felipe Capps

            Brian Gilbert

            Miguell Sheffield

            Robert Kendall (Unified Partner)





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