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Special Olympics

Special Olympics
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  • Chicago Heights detective takes on challenging new role

    Chicago Heights detective takes on challenging new role
    Ryan Fitzgibbons doesn't mind plunging into icy waters or climbing to the roof of a building in the line of duty. And that's on top of her regular police work. It's all part of the job for Fitzgibbons, a 29-year-old Chicago Heights Police Department...
  • A dad shares lessons learned the hard way with son, and Dodgers benefit

    A dad shares lessons learned the hard way with son, and Dodgers benefit
    He loved the Dodgers, but they never loved him back. Stu Pederson toiled through their minor league system for seven years, yet wore a Dodgers uniform for only eight major-league games. He came to the plate just five times. He never got a hit. He...
  • Pain proves a good motivator for Michael Phelps

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. Michael Phelps has had enough of losing in his comeback to reach the 2016 Olympics. "I'm sick and tired of just getting whooped," Phelps said Thursday at the Arena Pro Swim Series meet in Santa Clara. Phelps, 29, returned to swimming...
  • Father's Day: The special dads of special needs kids

    Father's Day: The special dads of special needs kids
    When Melissa Reyes walked past the bathroom in her family's Cedar Lake home, she paused to watch and admire her husband, Rob, shaving the legs of Claire, their 15-year-old autistic daughter. "He was trying to give me a break," Melissa told me on Mother'...
  • SWHS students reflect on life lessons during graduation

    South Windsor High school graduates culminated four years of what they've learned in and out of the classroom at UConn on June 18. Speakers revisited the highs and lows of the past four years and how it will benefit the graduates. The majority of the...
  • Worth Noting: Be a cop for Special Olympics at Baysox stadium

    Worth Noting: Be a cop for Special Olympics at Baysox stadium
    The Bowie Police Department invites anyone who has ever wondered what it is like to be a police officer to the department's Cop for a Day fundraiser for Special Olympics. Well, it won't really be for a day — but for an action-packed 45 minutes, at...
  • At chamber event, advice on caring for those with special needs

    At chamber event, advice on caring for those with special needs
    Nancy Roach is a private wealth manager focusing on special needs planning for the disabled. Speaking from "heart-breaking" experiences at times, she has a 24-year-old special needs son with a social anxiety disorder. "I went through many struggles,...
  • Disabled Clermont woman named 'Champion of Service' for her volunteer work

    Disabled Clermont woman named 'Champion of Service' for her volunteer work
    CLERMONT — The top volunteer for the Special Olympics Florida in Clermont recently was one of four volunteers statewide recognized by the governor during a meeting of the Cabinet in Tallahassee. "When they told me about it, I was a little nervous,...
  • South Windsor Special Olympics celebrates 20 years

    It's hard to believe that the South Windsor Special Olympics is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Local coordinator and coach Karen Phillips and head coach Fan Rezende have been there from the start, in 1995, and have watched their team grow...
  • Police carry the torch for Special Olympics

    Police carry the torch for Special Olympics
    About a dozen Huntington Beach police officers ran alongside Special Olympics athletes Friday to help raise awareness of the international program for people with developmental disabilities, especially in light of this past weekend's Summer Games in...
  • Manchester And South Windsor Cops Collecting Money For Special Olympics

    Manchester And South Windsor Cops Collecting Money For Special Olympics
    Manchester police officers will be at three Dunkin' Donuts locations in town Tuesday, collecting money for the Special Olympics. Taking part in the statewide Tip-A-Cop campaign, the 10 Manchester officers will be at Dunkin' Donuts shops on West Middle...