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Special Olympics

Special Olympics
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  • June Krauser, 'Mother of Masters Swimming,' dies at 88

    June Krauser, 'Mother of Masters Swimming,' dies at 88
    June Krauser wrote the rules and set many records while making a name for herself as the "Mother of Masters Swimming." She died Saturday at John Knox Village in Pompano Beach. She was 88. Mrs. Krauser, who called Fort Lauderdale home, was tapped 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...
  • 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 bowling program is on a roll

    Tuesday is a special bowling day at Strikers Family Sportscenter in Sunrise. It's the day when those ages 10 to 25 with developmental disabilities get together as part of the Pins 'n' Pals program, organized by the county parks division's special...
  • Anglers snag top catches at Walk on Water benefit

    Members of the St. Coleman's Church Men's Club of Pompano Beach and their families once again reeled in successful results during the recent Walk on Water salt water fishing tournament benefiting Special Olympics Broward County. A total of $3,500 was...
  • Reel Line wins 'Walk On Water' tournament

    Reel Line wins 'Walk On Water' tournament
    Reel Line made Saturday's "Walk On Water" Salt Water Fishing Tournament a family affair. Jason Miller and his sons Chris, Jared and Brian won top boat honors as well as several other categories in the 14th annual tournament put on by the St. Coleman's...
  • Virgen: Special fun for Ballentine

    Virgen: Special fun for Ballentine
    After a day at Disneyland with his family, Mr. Irrelevant Lonnie Ballentine received an unexpected visit from an NFL representative Friday night. Ballentine, the final pick of the NFL Draft, had to undergo a random drug test at the Island Hotel in...
  • Political interests starting to pick sides in L.A. County race

    Political interests starting to pick sides in L.A. County race
    Political interests hoping to gain favor with the two remaining candidates for a seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors are starting to line up their support in a high-stakes contest for the Westside district held by Zev Yaroslavsky. Last...
  • City of Glendale, Special Olympics announce partnership

    City of Glendale, Special Olympics announce partnership
    For Olympian Rafer Johnson, who helped establish Special Olympics events in California about four decades ago, the upcoming summer world games are more than about sports. "It's really more than all of that. It's that families become closer, athletes...