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Love and basketball: Hays family reflects on Special Olympics (VIDEO)

hays Post: Wearing bright yellow sweatbands on his head and wrists, Trey Blackmon was easy to spot at the 2014 Special Olympics Kansas basketball tournament Saturday — sweatbands his older sister said he had not taken off since the night before. “It's nice to ...

Retiree travels far to help Conn. Special Olympics

BERLIN, Conn. — Months before the 2014 Special Olympics Connecticut Winter Games began, Bud Meyers, a retired Connecticut Light and Power worker left his home outside Hardy, Neb., for the 1,500-mile drive to Simsbury to make snow and do other jobs.

Erie Special Olympics team competes in Pennsylvania Winter Games

GoErie.com: The Erie City Special Olympics Winter team competed in the 2014 Special Olympics Pennsylvania Winter Games in Johnstown Feb. 9-11. The team members and coaches are, front row, from left: Juilet Hajec (Alpine assistant coach), Antoneshia Smith (Alpine ...

Special Olympics athletes compete at Lorain County Community College

The Morning Journal: ... compete at Lorain County Community College. Jim Bobel/JBobel@MorningJournal.com More then 500 athletes competed in the 2014 Special Olympics North Section Basketball Tournament that took place at Lorain County Community College on March 1.

Volunteers, supporters needed for 2014 Special Olympics North Section hoops

The Morning Journal: “This is Special Olympics' 19th year holding the regional tournament at Lorain County Community College and it's been a fantastic run because of all of the wonderful volunteers,” said Joe Antonucci, North Section director of Special Olympics Ohio. “We ...

Special Olympics: Athlete Jessica Spitz

Jessica Spitz, 18, is training for one of the biggest days of her life. The Commack, Long Island, High School senior will be competing in the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games in the 100-yard dash and the shot put. From the moment Jessica joined Special Olympics last year, she was hooked.

Four Neosho girls on Team Missouri train for Special Olympics USA games

Four Neosho athletes are preparing for their moment in the national spotlight this summer. The four are members of the Missouri Special Olympics Girls Basketball Team practicing for the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games.

McClory: Special Olympics Massachusetts Winter Games start next weekend

Next weekend, the 2014 Special Olympics Massachusetts Winter Games will be held March 8-9 in Worcester and surrounding areas.

Special Olympics tourney begins Friday in Esky

ESCANABA - The 2014 Special Olympics Michigan District Basketball Tournament will begin Friday and continue through Saturday at Escanaba High School, according to organizers of the event.

Prudential Supports 2014 Special Olympics USA Games as a Founding Partner

Prudential Financial, Inc. has signed on as a Founding Partner of the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games and Presenting Sponsor of the Games’ Healthy Athletes Experience. The Games wi

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2nd Annual Swing Fore Special Olympics Golf Tournament to be held May 31st

SPECIAL TO THE HERALD SOUTHINGTON — The Charity Cycling Challenge Inc., will host its 2nd Annual “Swing Fore Special Olympics” Golf Tournament at the Southington Country Club, 150 Savage St., Plantsville, May 31.

Thanks for supporting Special Olympics

Thanks for supporting. Special Olympics. The Arc Greater Columbia County held its eighth annual Bowl-A-Thon to benefit Special Olympics of Columbia County. We would like to express our gratitude to Brian Tollison and Tolly's Alleys for their assistance ...

Local runs marathon to raise money for Special Olympics

Several people from the Central Coast ran the Boston Marathon on Monday, and the head of the Special Olympics of Northern Santa Barbara County was keeping a close eye on one of them. Santa Maria resident Erich Gross participated in the race last year, ...

Bulger's Beat: Courage, joy on display at Special Olympics event

Blue ribbons were up for grabs Monday as about 350 athletes of all ages competed in track and field events at Father Ryan High School.

Special Olympics Illinois Names Three New Global Messengers

CIproud.com: Sandra Froman, Taylor Reidel, and Drew White all of Normal were certified as Special Olympics Global Messengers back in March during a training session in Chicago. These Global Messengers will help to give presentations to the public about their ...

Video: Police chief kicks off special Olympics torch run

WKMG Orlando: OR NOT THIS LATEST ATTACK IS CONNECTED. EACH YEAR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS FROM AROUND THE STATE TAKE PART IN THE TORCH RUN FOR THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS SUMMER GAMES. THIS MORNING, THE ANNUAL EVENT ...

Citrus Heights police to don aprons, collect tips for Special Olympics

Sacramento Bee: Citrus Heights police officers will act as “celebrity servers” at the Elephant Bar restaurant Tuesday, April 22, with all tips going to support Special Olympics of Northern California. For more than three years, the Citrus Heights Police Department has ...

LAWRENCE: Volunteers being sought for Special Olympics USA

A few good volunteers. Knowledge of sports helpful, but not necessary.

AT LORAIN COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE..

Special Olympics athletes compete at Lorain County Community College

The Morning Journal: ... compete at Lorain County Community College. Jim Bobel/JBobel@MorningJournal.com More then 500 athletes competed in the 2014 Special Olympics North Section Basketball Tournament that took place at Lorain County Community College on March 1.

Volunteers, supporters needed for 2014 Special Olympics North Section hoops

The Morning Journal: “This is Special Olympics' 19th year holding the regional tournament at Lorain County Community College and it's been a fantastic run because of all of the wonderful volunteers,” said Joe Antonucci, North Section director of Special Olympics Ohio. “We ...

PLUNGE FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS..

Almost 200 take icy plunge for Special Olympics

Quad City Times: Swimmers shivering in as little as swim trunks and spectators bundled in mittens and scarves gathered Sunday afternoon for the Polar Plunge fundraiser for Special Olympics Illinois at Wick's Lake, Jumer's Casino & Hotel, Rock Island. Among the ...

New Bedford police take chilly plunge for Special Olympics

SouthCoastToday.com: Courtesy of Erika Fernandes Members of the New Bedford Police Department at a polar plunge in Hull Saturday, Feb. 2, to benefit Special Olympics. Water temperature was 36 degrees and the team raised more than $5,000 to directly benefit the Greater New ...

Locals take Plunge for Special Olympics

The Evening Sun: Katie Hoyt, left, and Suzie Coronel, walk through the water of the Susquehanna River as the duo participate in the 2014 Polar Plunge in Wrightsville on Saturday, March 1, 2014. The annual fund raiser brings in money to help out the York County Special ...

Calley, others take plunge for Special Olympics

The Detroit News: MLive.com reports that organizers say participants raised at least $30,000 for Special Olympics Michigan, which hosts year-round sporting events for athletes with disabilities. Calley calls the Special Olympics “a critical part of the landscape of ...

Photos: Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

The work week began with snowflakes and morning temperatures of 10 degrees in Binghamton, 11 in... - 7:42 am

Almost 200 take icy plunge for Special Olympics

Swimmers shivering in as little as swim trunks and spectators bundled in mittens and scarves gathered Sunday afternoon for the Polar Plunge fundraiser for Special Olympics Illinois at Wick’s Lake, Jumer’s Casino & Hotel, Rock Island.

Locals take Plunge for Special Olympics

Those who took the Polar Plunge on Saturday likely won't ever forget the feelings of fire and ice running through their veins after less than a minute in the frigid waters of the Susquehanna.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS COACH GETS 15..

Former Special Olympics coach gets 15 years for sexually assaulting teenage

Davis, who was a special-education teaching assistant at the girl's school and a volunteer with the Special Olympics, pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal sexual conduct in the local case. The felony charge was punishable by up to 20 years. Under a ...

Ex-Special Olympics coach gets 15 year sentence

A former Special Olympics volunteer coach has been sentenced to more than 15 years in prison for having sex with a 15-year-old athlete.

TO BENEFIT SPECIAL OLYMPICS..

Plunge at the Park to benefit Special Olympics

Monroe Courier: During that time they have taken part in the Law Enforcement Torch Run, which passes through Monroe every year in June, leading up to Summer Games, to bring awareness to Special Olympics athletes and their strength, determination and achievements.

Swimmers to take polar plunge to benefit Special Olympics

Arizona Daily Star: Costumes will replace bathing suits at the Special Olympics Polar Plunge, in which daring swimmers will take a dip for charity. The sixth annual plunge starts at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Oro Valley Aquatic Center, 23 E. Calle Concordia. Registration ...

Taking the plunge: Hundreds leap into icy water to benefit Special Olympics

Karissa Heilman, 24, of Stevens Point, was one of about 600 people who participated in Saturday's Polar Plunge at Sunny Vale Park in Wausau to benefit Special Olympics Wisconsin. / Photo by Julie Leist. More. ADVERTISEMENT. WAUSAU — “It's my first ...

Lovin' Scoopful Ice Cream Opens Nominations for 4th Annual Lovin' Awards Recognizing Young Visionaries

Lovin' Scoopful, a premium ice cream company founded by Maria Shriver, Tim Shriver and partners, to benefit Special Olympics and other nonprofits that help empower the human spirit, is opening nominations ...

Big Bear polar plunge to benefit Special Olympics

Big Bear Lake’s water gets rather frigid in the wintertime with lake temperatures dipping into the 30s and 40s. On Saturday, March 8 fearless men, women and children will plunge into the chilly water to raise funds to benefit Special Olympics athletes.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS WINTER GAMES..

Special Olympics brings out the determination in participants

Herald-Mail Media: Patrick Speaker, left, and Zackary Calhoun compete in the 100-meter snowshoe race Monday during the Maryland Special Olympics Winter Games at Whitetail Resort in Mercersburg, Pa. The two were representing Washington County. Special Olympics racer ...

Special Olympics events bring achievements to Missoula-area athlete

NBC Montana: NBC Montana visited with Coulter as he trained at the YMCA earlier this week for the Special Olympics Winter Games in Whitefish, which kicked off this weekend. It was his routine core workouts, in between regular trips to Lookout Pass for downhill ...

Huntington teen scores gold in Special Olympics Winter Games

Newsday: A Huntington High School student won two gold medals in snowshoe races Saturday at the New York State Special Olympics Winter Games held in Syracuse, the team's coach said. Andrew Oh, 19, won the 50-meter and 100-meter race. He and his team, ...

Get ready for the Victory Dance: Special Olympics Winter Games start Friday

The Post-Standard: SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- When the Onondaga Blues floor hockey team faces the competition at the Special Olympics this weekend, there will be one athlete who stands out from the rest. "I like to say that I'm the only girl on the A team," said Stacey Karasinski ...

Record number participate in Special Olympics Winter Games at Waterville

Despite the cold weather and a slight technical problem with the Olympic cauldron, the 38th annual Special Olympics New Hampshire Winter Games, which wrapped up at Waterville Valley earlier this week, are being hailed as a success by athletes and organizers alike.

Record field set for Special Olympics Winter Games

The 38th annual Special Olympics New Hampshire Winter Games - boasting a record number of competitors in alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing - begin Sunday evening with a ceremony that includes a State Police helicopter flyover, fireworks and the arrival of the Olympic flame by snowmobile.

Thousands compete in Special Olympics Winter Games

The Special Olympics is underway in Central New York. More than a thousand athletes and their coaches traveled from across New York to be part of the games. Our Iris St. Meran caught up with some of them at the opening ceremony.

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