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Special Olympics

Special Olympics
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Top Special Olympics Articles

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  • Political interests starting to pick sides in L.A. County race

    Political interests starting to pick sides in L.A. County race
    Political interests hoping to gain favor with the two remaining candidates for a seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors are starting to line up their support in a high-stakes contest for the Westside district held by Zev Yaroslavsky. Last...
  • Sherry Wheelock: In shadow of World Cup, Florida athletes train for world stage

    In the colorful whirlwind that surrounds the World Cup, fans lose themselves in the passionate play and celebration inherent in the game. Yet in the shadows of this world-wide event, something smaller, but no less important, is brewing — it's the...
  • Virgen: Ballentine happy to be honored

    Virgen: Ballentine happy to be honored
    There's just something hilarious about a tall white man cracking jokes in broken Spanish. Stan Morrison, a former college basketball coach, brought the house down during the annual All-Star Lowsman Banquet, honoring Mr. Irrelevant Lonnie Ballentine, the...
  • Camp offers summer fun for children with autism

    Camp offers summer fun for children with autism
    Joshua Johnston would sit alone and cry every day when he first attended a summer camp for children and young adults with autism five years ago. Not anymore. Now, the lanky 12-year-old smiles while playing musical chairs, hitting balls with foam polo...
  • Save the dates for these Lehigh Valley events

    WOMEN'S SCHOLARSHIP BENEFIT: "Hot in the City," a fundraiser for the Women's Business Council's Scholarship Fund will be 5-7 p.m. July 22 at Wave Nightclub atop Cosmopolitan in Allentown. The event features a first-time Lehigh Valley Celebrity Auction...
  • Hinsdale South athletes take gold at Special Olympics

    Jorge Huerta of Hinsdale South recently claimed a gold medal in the pentathlon of the State Special Olympic Games in Bloomington. Teammate Jose Ugalde won a gold in the 400 meter run and long jump, and Jantha Laemmer won gold in the 200 run. In...
  • Plantation students win National History Day contest

    AJ Kolondra and Kishan Patel came across a sign marking the wade-ins on Fort Lauderdale beach in 1961. The students at American Heritage School in Plantation were inspired and made it the topic for their National History Day project. "It was a different...
  • Take a 'Walk On Water' for Special Olympics

    The Saint Coleman's Men's Club has its 14th annual "Walk On Water" Salt Water Fishing Tournament July 19. Entry fee is $200 per boat for up to four anglers ($225 after July 16). Proceeds benefit The Special Olympics of Broward County. Kickoff party is 6-...
  • Virgen: A different, yet great Irrelevant Week expected

    Virgen: A different, yet great Irrelevant Week expected
    Irrelevant Week is in its 39th year in Newport Beach. But this one definitely has a different feel of all the previous ones. The fun week, celebrating the final player selected in the NFL Draft, is now a part of The Foundation for the Undefeated, the...
  • READER SUBMITTED: CREC Two Rivers Magnet Middle School Athletes Volunteer At Special Olympics

    On June 8, members of the CREC Two Rivers Magnet Middle School track and field team experienced the satisfaction of helping other athletes as they volunteered at the Special Olympics Connecticut Summer Games at Southern Connecticut State University. In...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Register Now For The 2014 Dream Ride Experience To Benefit Special Olympics

    The 2014 Dream Ride Experience, presented by Bozzuto's Inc. and the Hometown Foundation to benefit Special Olympics, will take place, August 23 and 24 in Farmington. The event will unite motorcyclists, classic and exotic car enthusiasts, and families...