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Special Olympics

Special Olympics
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  • Scaled-down Polar Bear Plunge set for Saturday

    Scaled-down Polar Bear Plunge set for Saturday
    With sunny skies and temperatures expected in the 50s, a scaled-down Polar Bear Plunge was scheduled at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis on Saturday afternoon after the Special Olympics Maryland fundraiser was canceled in January for the first time...
  • Thousands plunge for Special Olympics at rescheduled Polar Bear event

    Thousands plunge for Special Olympics at rescheduled Polar Bear event
    The first time seemed alarming for Emma Conger, who emerged from the 30-ish-degree water of the Chesapeake Bay with her face flushed, eyes wide, mouth agape, hair soaked, as if she'd been ambushed with a barrel of ice. "Oh my gosh, yeah, I couldn't...
  • Polar Plunge raises more than $1M for Special Olympics

    Polar Plunge raises more than $1M for Special Olympics
    This year’s Chicago Polar Plunge, which featured Mayor Rahm Emanuel and “The Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon bounding into the icy waters of Lake Michigan, raised more than $1 million, Special Olympics Chicago announced today. The March...
  • Zachary M. 'Zach' Lederer, inspiration to cancer patients, dies at 20

    Zachary M. 'Zach' Lederer, inspiration to cancer patients, dies at 20
    Zachary M. "Zach" Lederer's personal struggle and determination to survive brain cancer gave hope and inspiration to people across the world. The University of Maryland, College Park student and manager of the men's basketball team became known for...
  • Special Olympics volunteer scholarships now available

    Email sports copy to howardcountysports@patuxent.com by 9 a.m. Monday. Scholarships Special Olympics Howard County will award three scholarships to outstanding student volunteers who have been committed to the program as volunteers and advocates of...
  • On the Town: Civitan Club celebrates St. Patrick's Day

    On the Town: Civitan Club celebrates St. Patrick's Day
    Members of the Burbank Civitan Club once again rolled out the green carpet to members, guests and local dignitaries as they staged their annual St. Patrick's Day Champagne Brunch at the Burbank Holiday Inn this past Sunday. More than 150 Civitans,...
  • Best workout song chosen during national gym competition

    Best workout song chosen during national gym competition
    What’s the ultimate workout song? There are lots of opinions, but officials from the national chain Gold’s Gym and Women’s Health and Men’s Health sought to identify the top pick. And the winner was “Till I collapse”...
  • Burbank police lend a helping hand

    Burbank police lend a helping hand
    Burbank police raised roughly $2,500 for the Special Olympics on Thursday by waiting on tables and serving food at the annual “Tip-A-Cop” event, officials said. A dozen police officers, cadets and explorers in uniform collected tips at the...
  • Call it Foundation for the Undefeated

    Call it Foundation for the Undefeated
    Paul Salata feels great pain in his hips and legs when he walks. The famous Newport Beach resident tires easily when he goes on an outing, but you wouldn't really know it because of his effervescent personality, unique charm and welcoming sense of...
  • 'WrestleMania' Celebrates 30 Years as WWE Pins Down Big Deals, Bright Future

    The deafening roar from a record crowd of more than 93,000 packed inside Pontiac, Mich.'s, Silverdome when Hulk Hogan scoop-slammed the 520-pound Andre the Giant there in 1987 is still music to Vince McMahon's ears. Twenty-seven years after "WrestleMania...
  • Virgen: The night's true stars

    Virgen: The night's true stars
    At the "Draft Day" special movie screening at Big Newport Thursday night, the film's stars Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner did not show. But that was OK, there were plenty of other stars, and some who did not have a role in the movie. You could call...