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Special Olympics

Special Olympics
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Top Special Olympics Articles

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  • 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...
  • South Florida equestrians ride to victory

    South Florida equestrians ride to victory
    For a team of nine riders, the dream of bringing an Olympic medal home came true last month when they competed in Florida's annual Special Olympics Equestrian Sports Championship. The riders, age 12 to 25, all take classes at Equine-Assisted Therapies...
  • Woycik: Music festival at Zao Island benefits Special Olympics

    Woycik: Music festival at Zao Island benefits Special Olympics
    The calendar tells us that summer begins on Sunday, and that usually means the start of open-air markets with fresh, yummy local fruits and vegetables, picnics in the park, hopefully less torrential rains, and many special events to enjoy. On Sunday,...
  • Roanoke "Slide the City" giant water slide event canceled

    Organizers of Slide the City in Roanoke have canceled the event. The Roanoke Times (http://bit.ly/1Bpfq6R ) reports event organizers sent an email to all ticket holders Wednesday announcing the cancellation due to lack of registration sales. The...
  • Meaghan Sprague of MACC Charities is there for everyone

    Meaghan Sprague has been a part of MACC Charities for almost a year, but she fits in like she has been working there for years. She is currently the Community Engagement Manager for the charity. Sprague said she is motivated by her own personal...
  • 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...
  • Connellys spark project that raises about $75,000 for Misericordia

    Connellys spark project that raises about $75,000 for Misericordia
    When New Trier boys lacrosse senior attacker Ben Connelly approached Trevians coach Tom Herrala with the idea of raising money for Misericordia, it was personal. His 24-year-old brother, Maxwell, has Down syndrome and is among the 600-plus adults and...
  • Local police carry the torch on fundraising run for Special Olympics

    Local police carry the torch on fundraising run for Special Olympics
    Special Olympics athletes joined more than a dozen Glendale and Burbank police officers on Wednesday as they ran several miles through their respective cities to raise money for this weekend’s games. Leading the pack during part of the Special...