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Special Olympics

Special Olympics
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Top Special Olympics Articles

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  • On The Fly: President Applauds Socially Conscious Athletes

    President Barack Obama was a guest on Colin Cowherd's ESPN radio show Friday and said he liked seeing professional athletes speak out on social issues, as many have done recently about the events in Ferguson, Mo., and New York. "When you think of our...
  • Shriver Writes In Book That Special Olympics Gave His Life Meaning

    Shriver Writes In Book That Special Olympics Gave His Life Meaning
    Down on the field in the Yale Bowl, among the thousands of athletes taking part in the opening ceremonies of the 1995 World Special Olympics Games, a photographer saw a group of athletes, in African dress, raising disposable cameras to their eyes. But...
  • Hawks' Nwakamma Named America East Men's Player Of Week

    Nwakamma Wins Award Hartford senior forward Mark Nwakamma, who averaged 20.5 points and 5.0 rebounds in a 1-1 week for the Hawks, was named America East men's basketball player of the week. ... Shannon Samuels of UMass Lowell, a senior guard from...
  • An era comes to an end as Pomona's Lanterman Center for disabled closes

    Madeline Smyres did not think her daughter Nina would live past 6. In the early 1960s, doctors told her that even if Nina outlived their prediction, her scoliosis, an affliction of the joints, and excess fluid around her brain would turn the child into...
  • Broward Athletes excel at International Competition

    Broward and Miami-Dade counties were well represented at the 7th Down Syndrome International Swimming Organization World Championship and International Competition in Morelia, Mexico. Out of the eight members on Team USA, three resided from Broward, four...
  • West Hartford Special Olympian Honored

    West Hartford Special Olympian Honored
    WEST HARTFORD — Bernard Richardson is beloved by customers and co-workers at the Farmington Avenue Stop & Shop where he's worked for 18 years. He helps customers juggle groceries in the parking lot, brings carts to those entering the store, and...
  • Wolf Pack's Conor Allen Getting Some Attention With Rangers

    HARTFORD — His first NHL exposure came in training camp last year, when Conor Allen was just months removed from life as a college student at UMass Amherst. Allen, who signed with the New York Rangers as an undrafted free agent, played one game...
  • Vernon Hills ice skating teacher eyes Special Olympics for students

    Vernon Hills ice skating teacher eyes Special Olympics for students
    It was Ryan Chapin's first time ice skating, but if he was nervous, he didn't show it. After getting some help from his mom with his rental skates, he was introduced to instructor Deb Jenssen, a figure skater and certified Special Olympics coach, who...
  • Best bets in and around the north and northwest suburbs, Oct. 30-Nov. 5

    Best bets in and around the north and northwest suburbs, Oct. 30-Nov. 5
    These are some highlights of events this weekend and beyond in the North and Northwest suburbs. Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit: triblocal.com/events Corks for a...
  • Quite a whistle-stop: Mokena man to ref in Special Olympics World Summer Games in L.A.

    Quite a whistle-stop: Mokena man to ref in Special Olympics World Summer Games in L.A.
    Doing what he loves on a “global stage” will be a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” Mokena resident Bob Reczek said. Recently selected as a basketball referee for the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games, Reczek, 54, said he...
  • Rec sports

    Email rec sports copy to howardcountysports@patuxent.com by 9 a.m. on Monday. Running Fifty-six runners came out to Burleigh Manor Middle School to run the Howard County Striders weekly race on Nov. 16. This was the awards race, in which runners who...