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Special Olympics

Special Olympics
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  • Rahm's Readers exceed goal: 2.7 million books read

    Rahm's Readers exceed goal: 2.7 million books read
    Mayor Emanuel is a gambling man. This time, it paid off ... again. More than 83,000 children in Chicago read a collective total of 2.7 million books this summer as part of the free Rahm's Readers Summer Learning Challenge, Mayor Emanuel's office is...
  • Plane Pull event to benefit Special Olympics

    Some people pour buckets of ice water over their heads for a good cause. Others drag a 180,000-pound airplane with a thick rope, tug-of-war style, for another worthy cause — to raise money for Special Olympics. The 6th Annual Plane Pull to benefit...
  • UConn Men's Basketball: Conference Schedule Starts At Home Vs. Temple Dec. 31

    UConn, defending its fourth national championship, will get a head start on March Madness. The end of its 2014-15 regular season is filled with important American Athletic Conference matchups, including two showdowns each with Larry Brown and Southern...
  • Three Bucks high school students die in Wayne County crash

    Three Bucks high school students die in Wayne County crash
    The deaths of three Council Rock High School South sophomores and student athletes over the weekend has left the Bucks County district devastated and grappling with the loss just days before the school year is to begin. "Council Rock offers its...
  • Breanna Stewart Hopes To Become 4th Collegian To Make USA Team

    Breanna Stewart Hopes To Become  4th Collegian To Make USA Team
    STORRS — For as long as people have been watching, Breanna Stewart has played alongside teammates much older. There's a very good reason for it. No calendar has been able to confine her talent. Next week, the UConn junior and reigning Associated...
  • Scene: Save the dates for these Lehigh Valley events

    Scene: Save the dates for these Lehigh Valley events
    GOLF & TENNIS BENEFIT: The Good Shepherd Golf & Tennis Invitational for Pediatrics gets a 10:30 a.m. shotgun start Sept. 8 at Lehigh Country Club. The tennis tournament begins at 11 a.m. The fundraiser for the Good Shepherd Pediatric Program includes an...
  • Joc Pederson just might be what the Dodgers need for final push

    The Dodgers' future swaggered into the starting lineup at Chavez Ravine on Tuesday night, just in time to push aside ... the Dodgers' future? Joc Pederson was in, Yasiel Puig was out. And if you think you're confused, how about poor Queen Latifah, who...
  • 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...
  • Lehigh Valley health events include run/walk to help Special Olympics, walk in Easton

    Lehigh Valley health events include run/walk to help Special Olympics, walk in Easton
    5K RUN/WALK 1 Bryn Mawr Racing Co. will host a 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Lehigh County Special Olympics on Sunday at the Whitehall Township Parkway, South Church Street in Whitehall. The Fun Run will begin at 8 a.m. and the 5K will begin at 8:30 a.m....
  • Hersey starts football team for students with disabilities

     Hersey starts football team for students with disabilities
    Of all the high school sports stars, it's the girls who dominate on the new suburban flag football team for students with disabilities. "They are some of our best players," said Joe Pardun, John Hersey High School's varsity football coach who is also...
  • Hope and healing with horses at therapeutic riding centers

    On a sunny summer day, 14-year-old Julianna Lupacchino is riding a horse on a Fallston farm. At first glance, the scene seems like nothing special — Harford County is horse country, after all — but at Chesapeake Therapeutic Riding, the...