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Special Olympics

Special Olympics
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Top Special Olympics Articles

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  • Illinois' Dudek far from a typical freshman

    CHAMPAIGN — Looking into a sea of ravenous Nebraska fans, Illinois' Mikey Dudek spotted his parents in the stands frantically waving their arms and a towel. This is what he always looks for before games. "It lets me know it's still the same...
  • By The Numbers: Glastonbury's Nayaug Elementary School

    By The Numbers: Glastonbury's Nayaug Elementary School
    GLASTONBURY — Each year, the state Department of Education releases data on public schools in the state. Each Thursday, we will look at the 2012/13 numbers for each of Glastonbury's nine schools from students eligible for free lunches to the...
  • Phelps' second DUI arrest should draw harsher penalty

    Phelps' second DUI arrest should draw harsher penalty
    The last time he was arrested for drunk driving, Michael Phelps was 19, a newly-minted multiple Olympic gold medalist and millionaire suddenly living in the fast lane. Immaturity never can be an excuse for Phelps' getting behind the wheel in an alcohol-...
  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Volunteer Opportunities
    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Select a category that interests you. Some organizations require you to register or contact an event coordinator prior to volunteering. Use the contact information provided. -------------------- Working with the elderly...
  • Pull a 180,000-pound plane for Special Olympics Illinois this weekend

    Pull a 180,000-pound plane for Special Olympics Illinois this weekend
    When Brent Kampert was 3 years old, it wasn’t clear if he’d be able to walk or talk properly. Now, at 28, Kampert is a Special Olympics USA Games silver medalist, and he'll be competing in a 180,000-pound plane pull at O’Hare this...
  • Challengers a new social group for adults with special needs

    Melanie Drew wraps her arms around Taylor Billings, a touching embrace between two friends. The two women had just finished playing bingo with their friends and enjoyed several other activities, all part of the Cooper City Challengers, a new social group...
  • 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...
  • A word from NSU President and CEO George L. Hanbury

    When you choose to volunteer, you not only make a choice about the kind of community you want to live in, you impact lives on a very real and personal level. NSU is as committed to academic excellence, innovation, scholarship and research as we are to...
  • Special Olympics run to close northbound bore of Fort McHenry Tunnel

    Special Olympics run to close northbound bore of Fort McHenry Tunnel
    One of the two bores carrying northbound Interstate 95 traffic through the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore will be closed for several hours on Sunday morning for Special Olympics Maryland's sixth annual 5-kilometer run and walk fundraiser. More than...
  • Tunnel Run takes participants under the Patapsco River

    Tunnel Run takes participants under the Patapsco River
    Not many people can say they ran underneath the Patapsco River, but now about 900 Special Olympians and their supporters can add that to their athletic achievements. The occassion was Sunday's sixth annual Fort McHenry Tunnel 5K run/walk to benefit...
  • Police work for restaurant tips to help H.B. serve Special Olympics athletes

    Police work for restaurant tips to help H.B. serve Special Olympics athletes
    Having been in the food service industry for years, Carol Lung knows what it takes to be a good waiter in a restaurant. So she watched as dozens of Huntington Beach police officers scrambled from table to table at California Pizza Kitchen in the Bella...