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Special Olympics

Special Olympics
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  • 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...
  • Gardner formally named chief of Howard County police

    Gardner formally named chief of Howard County police
    Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman has formally named Gary L. Gardner as the county's chief of police. Gardner has been acting chief since July when he was named by then-County Executive Ken Ulman upon the retirement of longtime chief William...
  • 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...
  • Gloucester program treats every child like a 'STAR'

    Gloucester program treats every child like a 'STAR'
    GLOUCESTER – Cheers, giggles and applause filled the Botetourt Elementary School gym as it had every Friday night for the previous 11 weeks. "Every child deserves to have this much fun," said John Coats, director of Gloucester County's STAR...
  • 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...
  • 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’...
  • 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...
  • Publisher's Note

    Publisher's Note
    My first clue that this year is shaping up to be a humongous social season was the fact that I had to leave the house on a recent Saturday at 7 a.m. to make it to the first of three events on my calendar. All fun, all with the goal of making a...
  • Race raises big money for Special Olympics

    Race raises big money for Special Olympics
    The ninth annual Sallarulo's Race for Champions raised more than $200,000 for Special Olympics Broward County. More than 500 runners and walkers from across South Florida rallied to support the organization, completing a 5K run/walk around Nova...