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Special Olympics

Special Olympics
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Top Special Olympics Articles

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  • 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...
  • Southern's Baez excels as Unified sports grow in popularity

    Southern's Baez excels as Unified sports grow in popularity
    To listen to just how much Unified sports means to the county athletes who participate, just ask Southern's Ricky Baez. Baez, who just completed his sophomore year at Southern, was born with dwarfism, a genetic disorder which results in an unusually...
  • Special swimmers hope to make team for state showcase

    Wearing goggles, swim caps and bathing suits, the competitors firmly grasp kickboards as they glide across the pool at the Pembroke Pines Charter School Central Campus. More than 15 swimmers will practice weekly through September in hopes of making...
  • Stevie Wonder, Cody Simpson, to open Special Olympics games

    Stevie Wonder, Cody Simpson and Avril Lavigne are some of the stars who will perform during next month's opening ceremony of the Special Olympics World Games, organizers announced Thursday. The July 25 ceremony will also feature appearances by actress...
  • For many, Harriet Tubman should be face of new $10 bill

    For many, Harriet Tubman should be face of new $10 bill
    With U.S. Treasury officials committing to a putting a woman on a redesigned $10 bill, a front-runner for that numismatic honor appears to be Maryland's own Harriet Tubman. The woman who was born into slavery on an Eastern Shore plantation and became the...
  • 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...
  • South Windsor Police Collect Nearly $13,000 For Special Olympics

    South Windsor Police Collect Nearly $13,000 For Special Olympics
    SOUTH WINDSOR — The police department raised $13,000 for Special Olympics Connecticut this week at two Tip-A-Cop fundraisers. Members of the department on Tuesday spent their morning at the Dunkin' Donuts on Sullivan Avenue raising money. "It...
  • Annual 'Tip a Cop' day at local restaurant benefits Special Olympics

    The second half of the police motto, "To protect and serve," took on a whole new meaning on June 11 at Red Onion Restaurant, as local law enforcement officers served drinks and pizza to customers. It was part of the annual "Tip a Cop" fundraiser to...