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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 ...

Jersey City Medical Center, Barnabas Health celebrate 2014 Special Olympics

The Special Olympics flag will remain raised at all Barnabas Health facilities for the next six months and on the 14th of every month until the Games, Barnabas Health facilities will hold Special Olympics days with special guests, activities and sign ...

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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Special Olympics Louisiana needs to raise $100, 000

Special Olympics Louisiana has selected 16 athletes, 10 unified partners and 8 coaches from the Acadiana Area to attend the third Special Olympics USA Games. Overall, 56 athletes, 24 unified partners and 21 coaches from the entire state of Louisiana were chosen to attend. The games will be held June 14 to 21, 2014 in New Jersey. However, Special Olympics Louisiana needs to raise $100,000 to send ...

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 ...

Torch Run benefits Special Olympics

Today was first day of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Florida, a 1,500-mile trek to carry the “Flame of Hope” torch through each of Florida's 67 counties to the Special Olympics Florida State Summer Games in Lake Buena Vista.

Brief History of the Bloomfield Special Olympics

Baristanet: Special Olympics This June, nearly 3,500 Special Olympics athletes from throughout the United States will travel to New Jersey to compete before tens of thousands of spectators and volunteer” The Opening Ceremony takes place on June 15 at Prudential ...

Special Olympics road trip to circus

OSKALOOSA -- Oskaloosa Special Olympics athletes went on a road trip Saturday afternoon to see the circus. Local Shriners made it possible for Special Olympians and their chaperones to trek to Des Moines to see the Shriners' Circus. About 54 Special

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

Student shares importance of Special Olympics games for entire student body

WRDW-TV: COLUMBIA CO., Ga. (WRDW)--A lot of excitement for students at Columbia Middle who have a delegation of 10 representing them at the Special Olympics. And this year the entire school's joining in at a pep rally to send off their athletes. "Special ...

Plant City Special Olympics basketball team earns shot at national title

Tbo.com: The Plant City Raiders team that O'Callaghan helps lead on the court is poised to make its debut at the national Special Olympics competition in June in Trenton, N.J. Team supporters are raising the $20,000 needed to send the eight members of the squad ...

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 ...

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.

Calley, others take plunge for Special Olympics

Lansing — Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley has led state officials in taking a cold plunge for the sake of Special Olympics.

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 ...

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.

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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