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Special Olympics

Special Olympics
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Top Special Olympics Articles

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  • Police identify swimmer who died after Special Olympics race

    Authorities have identified a 48-year-old woman who died after competing in the Special Olympics Maryland's annual Summer Games at Towson University. The Baltimore Sun (http://bsun.md/1dsv9qw ) reports police say Tresaraie Dalana Shavers died Saturday...
  • Police identify Special Olympian who died after swimming competition

    Police identify Special Olympian who died after swimming competition
    A 48-year-old woman died Saturday after suffering a medical emergency during the 25-yard backstroke competition at Special Olympics Maryland's annual Summer Games at Towson University. Tresaraie Dalana Shavers was less than 10 yards from finishing the...
  • Community news for Windham edition

    Russell's Barber Shop MANCHESTER - The Manchester Historical Society presents a television show featuring Russell Inzinga, who operated the barber shop at the corner of Spruce and Oak Streets from 1949 to 2015. Russell talks about the early days of...
  • North Carroll grad leaves school with message of tolerance

    At North Carroll High School, Danny Ferguson is known for his kindness, friendliness and tireless work to support unity among his classmates. On Friday, Ferguson gave a speech at the farewell assembly for the Class of 2015 about tolerance, a topic,...
  • 45th annual Maryland Special Olympics Summer Games held in Towson

    45th annual Maryland Special Olympics Summer Games held in Towson
    Brittany Janson bent over and released the small green bocce ball gently, narrowly missing the smaller pallino ball. But she used enough force to get by her opponent's ball. She kept her focus throughout the day Saturday, winning the bocce ball game...
  • Editorial: Thumbs up for the week of June 6

    Thumbs up: Hundreds of people with special needs celebrated Tuesday at Carroll County Recreation and Parks' Therapeutic Recreation Day at the Carroll County Farm Museum in Westminster. The event started in 1989 and has gotten bigger each year,...
  • Orlando City supporters criticized for offensive chant

    Orlando City supporters criticized for offensive chant
    Families who have special-needs siblings and children say they have been offended at Orlando City games by official team supporter groups using the word "retarded" in chants and songs to cheer on the soccer team. Amy Van Bergen, executive director of...
  • Annapolis-to-Newport Race to set sail today ... and tomorrow

    Annapolis-to-Newport Race to set sail today ... and tomorrow
    The 35th biennial Annapolis-to-Newport Race will begin this week with a new starting format. Smaller boats will start at 11 a.m. today and bigger boats at 11 a.m. Friday. In the past, all the boats started on Saturday. "Our goal is to get the entire fleet...
  • Corry Short: Boys volleyball player of the year

    Corry Short made more contributions on the volleyball court this season than what he accomplished for Cardinal Gibbons. While helping the Chiefs to a 22-5 record and a regional final berth, Short also organized a Special Olympics volleyball tournament...
  • Torch Run adds some fire to Special Olympics fundraising efforts

    Torch Run adds some fire to Special Olympics fundraising efforts
    A sea of yellow shirts flowed down Westminster's Main Street from McDaniel College to City Hall on Wednesday, the bright color mimicking the flame of a single torch that united them for a cause — the Special Olympics. This is the 30th annual...
  • Woycik: Valparaiso Kiwanis honors volunteers in community

    Lucky 13. That's how many outstanding volunteers were recognized at the annual Greater Valparaiso Volunteer of The Year Recognition Program sponsored by the Valparaiso Kiwanis Club Foundation last week. Kiwanis Club members 14 years ago began...