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Special Olympics

Special Olympics
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  • Pull a 180,000-pound plane for Special Olympics Illinois this weekend

    Pull a 180,000-pound plane for Special Olympics Illinois this weekend
    When Brent Kampert was 3 years old, it wasn’t clear if he’d be able to walk or talk properly. Now, at 28, Kampert is a Special Olympics USA Games silver medalist, and he'll be competing in a 180,000-pound plane pull at O’Hare this...
  • By The Numbers: Glastonbury's Nayaug Elementary School

    By The Numbers: Glastonbury's Nayaug Elementary School
    GLASTONBURY — Each year, the state Department of Education releases data on public schools in the state. Each Thursday, we will look at the 2012/13 numbers for each of Glastonbury's nine schools from students eligible for free lunches to the...
  • Challengers a new social group for adults with special needs

    Melanie Drew wraps her arms around Taylor Billings, a touching embrace between two friends. The two women had just finished playing bingo with their friends and enjoyed several other activities, all part of the Cooper City Challengers, a new social group...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Police work for restaurant tips to help H.B. serve Special Olympics athletes

    Police work for restaurant tips to help H.B. serve Special Olympics athletes
    Having been in the food service industry for years, Carol Lung knows what it takes to be a good waiter in a restaurant. So she watched as dozens of Huntington Beach police officers scrambled from table to table at California Pizza Kitchen in the Bella...
  • Putnam Leos celebrate excellence awards

    Sept. 18 was a banner day for the Putnam Lions and Putnam II Leos Clubs. The Putnam II Leo's Club received a Leo Club Excellence Award for 2013-2014. And past club president Mikayla Van Dam was recognized with a 2013-2014 Leo of the Year Award. The...
  • 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...