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Special Olympics

Special Olympics
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Top Special Olympics Articles

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  • Hampton police raise money for Special Olympics

    HAMPTON — The Hampton Police Division raised $221 for Special Olympics last Tuesday in an event at the Wawa's at 2401 West Mercury Boulevard. Contributors outside the store put their names on a sticker, which was then put on the police cruiser...
  • Towson U. swimmers coach Special Olympians

    Towson U. swimmers coach Special Olympians
    Anne Beck has been a passionate swimmer since age 3. She's so comfortable in a pool her father calls her a "water rat." She swims in two qualifying meets and the Maryland state tournament every year. But there's room for improvement even for the best,...
  • Josh Padilla, who has autism, scores touchdown for Leyden

    Josh Padilla, who has autism, scores touchdown for Leyden
    Josh Padilla wears No. 71 on game days. He is listed as a senior kicker on Leyden’s roster. He is a team captain and walks to midfield for the pregame coin toss. Then he’s done for the day. A player who doesn’t play. A kicker who...
  • Arlington Heights high school stadium to get ADA upgrades

    Arlington Heights high school stadium to get ADA upgrades
    The Arlington Heights-based High School District 214 school board on Thursday approved an agreement with the Arlington Heights Park District that will provide upgrades to John Hersey High School's football complex. In addition to restrooms and storage...
  • Around Town: Veterans Day Run Saturday in Irvine

    Around Town: Veterans Day Run Saturday in Irvine
    The fourth annual National Veterans Day Run in Irvine will come to William R. Mason Regional Park on Saturday. The event will offer a 5K (3.1-mile) race and a one-mile family walk/run. Racing will begin at 3:11 p.m. Registration for the 5K is $30 for...
  • Best bets in and around the north and northwest suburbs, Oct. 30-Nov. 5

    Best bets in and around the north and northwest suburbs, Oct. 30-Nov. 5
    These are some highlights of events this weekend and beyond in the North and Northwest suburbs. Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit: triblocal.com/events Corks for a...
  • Vernon Hills ice skating teacher eyes Special Olympics for students

    Vernon Hills ice skating teacher eyes Special Olympics for students
    It was Ryan Chapin's first time ice skating, but if he was nervous, he didn't show it. After getting some help from his mom with his rental skates, he was introduced to instructor Deb Jenssen, a figure skater and certified Special Olympics coach, who...
  • On the Town: Zonta Club names its Woman of the Year

    On the Town: Zonta Club names its Woman of the Year
    An assemblage of close to 150 men and women filed into the Castaway restaurant’s Starlight Room this past Saturday. From representatives of Burbank’s business community, studios and nonprofit organizations to current and former elected...
  • WWE joins Special Olympics Florida to attempt world record

    WWE joins Special Olympics Florida to attempt world record
    What do you get when you take 10 WWE NXT professional wrestlers and coaches, 10 athletes from Special Olympics Florida and add a 50-ton jetliner? This Saturday at Orlando International Airport, maybe a world record. That's the hope of WWE NXT Head...
  • Alfa Romeo 4C auctioned for $125,000 at boat show

    Alfa Romeo 4C auctioned for $125,000 at boat show
    The first Alfa Romeo 4C luxury coupe delivered in the United States fetched $125,000 at auction Thursday evening at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The winning bidder for the limited-edition Italian car was Dean DeSantis of Fort Lauderdale....
  • Sprint to the finish line for Special Olympics athletes

    Sprint to the finish line for Special Olympics athletes
    Special Olympics Florida - Broward County will host the ninth annual “Sallarulo's Race for Champions 5K Run/Walk and Carnival of Champions” Nov. 8 on Nova Southeastern University's (NSU) Davie campus. The race will begin at 8 a.m., followed by...