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Special Olympics

Special Olympics
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  • Lt. Scott Custer: 25 years of service at SWPD

    Lt. Scott Custer finds it hard to believe that last December marked his 25th year at the South Windsor Police Department. He has held many positions during his tenure at the station and currently serves as the lieutenant of the Support Services Division....
  • Lights and Ladders Dodgeball Tournament coming up on Jan. 30

    Lights and Ladders Dodgeball Tournament coming up on Jan. 30
    The inaugural Lights and Ladders Community Dodgeball Tournament is a communitywide event that will be held on Friday, Jan. 30, from 5–10 p.m. at Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park at 2510 S. U.S. 27 in Clermont. The Clermont Police and Fire...
  • Polar Plunge in Easton: Take a chilly dip for Special Olympics

    Polar Plunge in Easton: Take a chilly dip for Special Olympics
    Looking to do something cool this weekend? Like really ridiculously cool? Dive, belly flop or throw yourself into the frigid waters of the Delaware River for the third annual Lehigh Valley Polar Plunge, noon Saturday at Scott Park in Easton. The...
  • 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...
  • Local nonprofits join national Giving Tuesday campaign

    The YWCA, Marklund Home and Open Door Clinic are a few of the 600 organizations joining #ILGiveBig on Giving Tuesday, a day focused on helping nonprofits and the causes they support. Cities around the country are organizing their own day, but it’...
  • 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...
  • Program helps patients rehab from injuries

    Program helps patients rehab from injuries
    A former pro football player who grew up in Miramar is using his sports background to help people with traumatic injuries. Ray Shipman was named Mr. Basketball and Gatorade Player of the Year during his time at Pace High School in Miami Gardens. He...
  • Breakfast With Santa Saturday In Wethersfield

    WETHERSFIELD -- Kids will have the chance to meet Santa Claus and eat a hearty breakfast Saturday morning at the Pitkin Community Center. The town parks and recreation department is holding its annual Santa Claus pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon....
  • YMCA honors active family with award

    The YMCA of the Foothills presented its 2014 YMCA Pacesetter Award to the Gorvetzian family at a special donor recognition event Thursday, Dec. 4 at Oakmont Country Club. Hosted by YMCA Board of Director Chair Kristin McQueen, the event featured...
  • Tatyana McFadden named USOC Female Athlete of the Month

    Tatyana McFadden named USOC Female Athlete of the Month
    Olympics Marylander McFadden named USOC Female Athlete of the Month The United States Olympic Committee named Paralympic track and field athlete Tatyana McFadden, who grew up in Clarksville and attended Atholton, Female Athlete of the Month for...