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Special Olympics

Special Olympics
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Top Special Olympics Articles

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  • Community: Champagne brunch raises charity funds

    Local charities continue to thrive because of the generous patronage of local events such as the Burbank Civitan Club's 44th annual St. Patrick's Day Champagne Brunch, including corned beef and cabbage. This year's event will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m....
  • Grants coordinator makes major contribution to city

    Grants coordinator makes major contribution to city
    With a career spent in city government, much of it in the city's Parks and Recreation Department, it's no wonder that Debbie Majors, the city's grants coordinator, looks up to and admires the founder of the Special Olympics, Eunice Kennedy Shriver....
  • Polar Plungers brave pools of ice water in Lake Bluff

    Polar Plungers brave pools of ice water in Lake Bluff
    The words on a sign staked at the corner of routes 176 and 131 in Lake Bluff promised the March 7 Polar Plunge would be a way of "Inspiring Greatness." For the estimated 260 plungers at the Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge, besting pools of 30-...
  • Virgen: Gorin inspires at fundraiser event

    Virgen: Gorin inspires at fundraiser event
    "Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me brave in the attempt." That is the Athlete Oath for the Special Olympics. That is what Joseph Gorin recited Tuesday night during a special fundraiser event at Back Bay Bistro in Newport Beach. Gorin, a floor...
  • Student who aided girl who had seizure, Special Olympics bowler honored

    Student who aided girl who had seizure, Special Olympics bowler honored
    The School District U46 Board awarded certificates of achievement during their meeting Monday to a teenager who helped a girl who had a seizure, his coach and a Special Olympics athlete. Andrew Wilson, a sophomore at Streamwood High School, was...
  • Special Olympians get water safety tips at Richards

    Richards High School in Oak Lawn recently hosted a Special Olympics tournament that it named the Matt Kocher Games in honor of a local teenager who drowned in the summer of 2013 in Lake Michigan, according to a school spokesman. Kocher was a sophomore-...
  • 4 cities to play host to Special Olympics teams

    Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Irvine and Huntington Beach are among 100 Southern California cities that will be host towns for this year's Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles. From July 21 to 24, the cities will organize cultural activities...
  • Skokie resident wins $100,000 in state lottery

    Skokie resident wins $100,000 in state lottery
    It may not be enough money to live financially worry-free for the rest of your life, but winning $100,000 makes life a whole lot easier. Skokie resident Said Jusic knows that now after he won the six-figure prize in the Lucky Day Lotto Quick Pick...
  • Special Olympics campaign focuses on respect

    Special Olympics campaign focuses on respect
    The Special Olympics is hosting its seventh annual Spread the Word to End the Word Day on Wednesday. This year's theme: "Got Respect." "It's like the 'Got Milk' campaign," said Jennifer Marcello, director of young athletes for Special Olympics...
  • Full court press results in top cop honor in Round Lake Beach

    Full court press results in top cop honor in Round Lake Beach
    When Kariann Hill is patrolling Round Lake Beach and spots a pick-up basketball game in progress, she's likely to join in. It's that level of connection with the community's youth that helped her earn the title of Officer of the Year of the Round Lake...
  • Special Olympics 'life-changing' for Frankfort family

    Special Olympics 'life-changing' for Frankfort family
    When Brook and Dave Klawitter were expecting their first child nine years ago, the Frankfort residents were like many other young couples — ecstatic and full of plans for the future. A sports theme would dominate the nursery, they decided. "Date...