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Special Olympics

Special Olympics
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Top Special Olympics Articles

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  • Road Closures In Hartford Tonight

    Several streets in downtown Hartford will be closed this evening starting at 6 for the Special Olympics Hartford Corporate 5K. About 900 runners are expected. The following road closures will be in effect until about 7:30 p.m. Trinity Street-both...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Lonestar To Perform At 2014 Dream Ride Benefitting Special Olympics

    Dream Ride presents national recording artist Lonestar on Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Farmington Polo Grounds, 152 Town Farm Road, Farmington, as part of the 2014 Dream Ride Experience - an annual event to benefit Special Olympics. General admission and...
  • June Krauser, 'Mother of Masters Swimming,' dies at 88

    June Krauser, 'Mother of Masters Swimming,' dies at 88
    June Krauser wrote the rules and set many records while making a name for herself as the "Mother of Masters Swimming." She died Saturday at John Knox Village in Pompano Beach. She was 88. Mrs. Krauser, who called Fort Lauderdale home, was tapped to...
  • Anglers snag top catches at Walk on Water benefit

    Members of the St. Coleman's Church Men's Club of Pompano Beach and their families once again reeled in successful results during the recent Walk on Water salt water fishing tournament benefiting Special Olympics Broward County. A total of $3,500 was...
  • Sox's Abreu takes pride in giving back

    Sox's Abreu takes pride in giving back
    Jose Abreu not only learned how to crush a baseball while growing up in Cuba, the White Sox rookie All-Star also learned the importance of giving back to the community. Hours before reporting to U.S. Cellular Field on Saturday to prepare for a 6:10 p.m....
  • Save the dates for these Lehigh Valley events

    GOLF TOURNAMENT: Stefano's 17th Annual Golf Tournament begins with 8 a.m. registration Aug. 11 at Whitetail Country Club in Bath and has an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. An Italian feast at Stefano's Restaurant in Bethlehem follows at 3:30 p.m. Benefits...
  • Obama commemorates Special Olympics anniversary at star-studded White House event

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Katy Perry, Jason Derulo and Stevie Wonder were all there - but the only guest who got to give President Barack Obama a hug during his speech was restaurant owner Tim Harris. Harris has Down syndrome, but he owns his own...
  • Wednesday: Eat. Drink. Do.

    Wednesday: Eat. Drink. Do.
    EAT Peruvian Independence Day Feast Tanta 118 W. Grand Ave. 312-222-9700 Take your taste buds to South America with a sampler of four traditional Peruvian dishes including Corazon Anticucho (beef heart, potatoes, corn); a chef's choice of fish...
  • Special needs kids find camaraderie on the ballfield

     Special needs kids find camaraderie on the ballfield
    The first three times they were together, Nicole Giambalvo wasn't sure she'd be able to make a connection with Kathryn Dungan. The girls were paired in the Rising Stars Buddy Baseball program in Wheaton, which matches students with special needs with...
  • 2014 Dream Ride Experience

    2014 Dream Ride Experience
    The 2014 Dream Ride Experience, presented by Bozzuto’s Inc. and the Hometown Foundation to benefit Special Olympics, will take place, August 22 -24 in Farmington. The event will unite motorcyclists, classic and exotic car enthusiasts, and families...
  • City of Glendale, Special Olympics announce partnership

    City of Glendale, Special Olympics announce partnership
    For Olympian Rafer Johnson, who helped establish Special Olympics events in California about four decades ago, the upcoming summer world games are more than about sports. "It's really more than all of that. It's that families become closer, athletes...