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Special Olympics

Special Olympics
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Top Special Olympics Articles

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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Jose Abreu making smooth personal adjustment to U.S.

    Jose Abreu making smooth personal adjustment to U.S.
    One of Jose Abreu's biggest "wow" moments in Chicago arrived less than a month into his big league career when the White Sox rookie stepped to the plate with the bases loaded in the ninth inning against the Rays and hit a walk-off grand slam. The feat...
  • 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...
  • Virgen: Ballentine goes for a ride

    Virgen: Ballentine goes for a ride
    Lonnie Ballentine had plenty of motivation when he went for a one-hour spin workout at GRIT Cycle on Thursday morning. It wasn't all about Mr. Irrelevant's thoughts of making the Houston Texans team. It was more about Orange County women turning into...
  • Jim Scott Stadium to host NFL Play 60 event

    The NFL's Play 60 campaign, which encourages kids to be active for 60 minutes a day in order to help reverse the trend of childhood obesity, is coming to Jim Scott Stadium during Irrelevant Week on Saturday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The event features...
  • Downers Grove man to compete at Special Olympics

     Downers Grove man to compete at Special Olympics
    Jeff Osowski of Downers Grove followed his father, Ray, onto the golf course as a pre-teen. Some 20 years later, the 32-year-old's skills on the links have earned him a trip to New Jersey to compete in the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games. "It's my...
  • Save the dates for these Lehigh Valley events

    GOLF AND TENNIS CLASSIC: Mercy Learning Center's 25th Anniversary Golf and Tennis Classic will be Aug. 4 at Brookside Country Club, Macungie. The event benefits the Lehigh Valley's only private, nonresidential school for children and young adults with...
  • 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...
  • 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...