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Special Olympics

Special Olympics
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  • Program helps patients rehab from injuries

    Program helps patients rehab from injuries
    A former pro football player who grew up in Miramar is using his sports background to help people with traumatic injuries. Ray Shipman was named Mr. Basketball and Gatorade Player of the Year during his time at Pace High School in Miami Gardens. He...
  • Breakfast With Santa Saturday In Wethersfield

    WETHERSFIELD -- Kids will have the chance to meet Santa Claus and eat a hearty breakfast Saturday morning at the Pitkin Community Center. The town parks and recreation department is holding its annual Santa Claus pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon....
  • YMCA honors active family with award

    The YMCA of the Foothills presented its 2014 YMCA Pacesetter Award to the Gorvetzian family at a special donor recognition event Thursday, Dec. 4 at Oakmont Country Club. Hosted by YMCA Board of Director Chair Kristin McQueen, the event featured...
  • Tatyana McFadden named USOC Female Athlete of the Month

    Tatyana McFadden named USOC Female Athlete of the Month
    Olympics Marylander McFadden named USOC Female Athlete of the Month The United States Olympic Committee named Paralympic track and field athlete Tatyana McFadden, who grew up in Clarksville and attended Atholton, Female Athlete of the Month for...
  • Gardner formally named chief of Howard County police

    Gardner formally named chief of Howard County police
    Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman has formally named Gary L. Gardner as the county's chief of police. Gardner has been acting chief since July when he was named by then-County Executive Ken Ulman upon the retirement of longtime chief William...
  • On The Fly: President Applauds Socially Conscious Athletes

    President Barack Obama was a guest on Colin Cowherd's ESPN radio show Friday and said he liked seeing professional athletes speak out on social issues, as many have done recently about the events in Ferguson, Mo., and New York. "When you think of our...
  • Shriver Writes In Book That Special Olympics Gave His Life Meaning

    Shriver Writes In Book That Special Olympics Gave His Life Meaning
    Down on the field in the Yale Bowl, among the thousands of athletes taking part in the opening ceremonies of the 1995 World Special Olympics Games, a photographer saw a group of athletes, in African dress, raising disposable cameras to their eyes. But...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Tip a Cop raises awareness about Special Olympics

    Eastern Connecticut State University Police Lieutenant Tom Madera sat a family of four at a corner table at Nita's Restaurant on Nov. 8. Nearby, Sergeant Lisa Hamilton helped to clear away dirty dishes. It was the second annual Tip a Cop event at Nita's,...