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Special Olympics

Special Olympics
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  • Chicago's Shamrock Shuffle becomes meaningful tradition for Barrington's Maxwell family

    Chicago's Shamrock Shuffle becomes meaningful tradition for Barrington's Maxwell family
    The Shamrock Shuffle, an annual 8K race in Chicago's Grant Park, has a special meaning for the Maxwell family of Barrington. Barrington resident Joe Maxwell began running the race in 1986, when he and his fellow participants had no idea that almost 30...
  • Flanagan's Shotande more than a two-sport standout

    Rashid Shotande is more than a 16-year-old. He is a swimmer. He plays water polo. He bowls. He is an alpine skier. He helps the homeless. He also has autism. Months after making his debut on the swim team, the Flanagan High sophomore wanted to play...
  • Garage sale boosts Orland Park's special-rec program

    Garage sale boosts Orland Park's special-rec program
    Up to 2,000 people perused displays Saturday at the Orland Park Civic Center, seeking bargains during a community garage sale that doubled as a fundraiser for the village park department's special-recreation program. All sorts of knickknacks, tools,...
  • Baby fairs offer prenatal and postnatal education

    The Young Families Health Initiative Committee of Lake County is presenting the 26th annual baby fairs. The free events are for first-time or special-needs parents including pregnant women and parents of newborns. The event will provide information...
  • Special Olympians finish 1-2-3

    For District 99 special education basketball athletes, success at the state Special Olympics tournament came as easy as 1-2-3. The Downers Grove district had three teams qualify for the state tournament, held March 13-15 in Bloomington, and one squad...
  • The Steels Of Hamden Make The Special Olympics A Family Event

    SOUTHINGTON – Simone Steel has had seizures since she was 10 months old. She has epilepsy, is autistic and has sensory issues. When she was 12, she was timid and not very social. During a visit to her pediatrician, the doctor suggested to her...
  • Around Town: Veterans' brain symposium in Costa Mesa

    Around Town: Veterans' brain symposium  in Costa Mesa
    The 2015 Think Tank Brain Symposium will bring together health and veterans organizations on Saturday in Costa Mesa to raise awareness of treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. Local health experts also will provide...
  • East Hartford Police Fundraiser To Support Special Olympics

    East Hartford Police Fundraiser To Support Special Olympics
    The East Hartford Police Department will be participating in a “Cop on Top” fundraising event at Cabela’s this weekend. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  on Saturday, March 28 and will raise money and awareness for...
  • Announcements: Veterinary medical examiners, Naptown Trot 5K, NARFE meetings, Recreation Deeds Challenge 5K run, Easter egg hunts and more

    Naptown Trot 5K The 2015 Naptown Trot 5K Walk/Run, presented by the Annapolis Police Department in support of Special Olympics Maryland, will be held March 28 starting and ending at Calvary United Methodist Church, 301 Rowe Blvd. Onsite registration...
  • Schedule announced for Penn State's Blue-White Game

    Schedule announced for Penn State's Blue-White Game
    Penn State's annual Blue-White spring game is getting a schedule change this year. The game will begin at 4 p.m. at Beaver Stadium, a later start time than in previous years. Prior to the game, players will be available for autographs, and several...
  • Broward County Calendar

      Through Monday, May 4 Exhibit: "Visual Concerto" Weston Art Guild The art exhibit features work from the Weston Art Guild. City of Pembroke Pines Glass Gallery, 10100 Pines Blvd. 954-961-6067 or http://www.ppines.com/glassgallery Through...