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Special Olympics

Special Olympics
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Top Special Olympics Articles

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  • Police work for restaurant tips to help H.B. serve Special Olympics athletes

    Police work for restaurant tips to help H.B. serve Special Olympics athletes
    Having been in the food service industry for years, Carol Lung knows what it takes to be a good waiter in a restaurant. So she watched as dozens of Huntington Beach police officers scrambled from table to table at California Pizza Kitchen in the Bella...
  • Pull a 180,000-pound plane for Special Olympics Illinois this weekend

    Pull a 180,000-pound plane for Special Olympics Illinois this weekend
    When Brent Kampert was 3 years old, it wasn’t clear if he’d be able to walk or talk properly. Now, at 28, Kampert is a Special Olympics USA Games silver medalist, and he'll be competing in a 180,000-pound plane pull at O’Hare this...
  • Two Minnesota Nike stores pull Peterson jerseys; Dayton critical of team

    Fallout over the Adrian Peterson situation continued on Tuesday, with sponsors taking stands, the governor rebuking the team and an appearance by players canceled. Two Nike stores in the Twin Cities have been pulled all Peterson apparel off the shelves....
  • Putnam Leos celebrate excellence awards

    Sept. 18 was a banner day for the Putnam Lions and Putnam II Leos Clubs. The Putnam II Leo's Club received a Leo Club Excellence Award for 2013-2014. And past club president Mikayla Van Dam was recognized with a 2013-2014 Leo of the Year Award. The...
  • By The Numbers: Glastonbury's Nayaug Elementary School

    By The Numbers: Glastonbury's Nayaug Elementary School
    GLASTONBURY — Each year, the state Department of Education releases data on public schools in the state. Each Thursday, we will look at the 2012/13 numbers for each of Glastonbury's nine schools from students eligible for free lunches to the...
  • Challengers a new social group for adults with special needs

    Melanie Drew wraps her arms around Taylor Billings, a touching embrace between two friends. The two women had just finished playing bingo with their friends and enjoyed several other activities, all part of the Cooper City Challengers, a new social group...
  • Special Olympians feted at 'Night of Champions'

    Special Olympics Broward County recently celebrated its many successes, athletes and volunteers in the Don Taft Center at Nova Southeastern University in Davie. Billed as the "Night of Champions," the attraction featured 11 special awards in various...
  • A word from NSU President and CEO George L. Hanbury

    When you choose to volunteer, you not only make a choice about the kind of community you want to live in, you impact lives on a very real and personal level. NSU is as committed to academic excellence, innovation, scholarship and research as we are to...
  • Special Olympics run to close northbound bore of Fort McHenry Tunnel

    Special Olympics run to close northbound bore of Fort McHenry Tunnel
    One of the two bores carrying northbound Interstate 95 traffic through the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore will be closed for several hours on Sunday morning for Special Olympics Maryland's sixth annual 5-kilometer run and walk fundraiser. More than...
  • Mailbag: Special Olympics are a boon to the area

    Re: "Irvine to Play Host for 2015 Special Olympics," (Aug. 15): I was happily surprised to hear that the 2015 Special Olympic World Games are going to be held in Los Angeles. Thirty years ago, L.A. hosted the Summer Olympics, but no comparable event...
  • Broward Special Olympics surfers prepare for state championship

    Kenny Lawrence spent almost three hours in chest-high water coaching nine surfers about 40 feet from shore. With a gentle push timed to an incoming wave, he launched surfer after surfer. The nine athletes, decked-out in colorful board shorts and spandex...