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  • 4 cities to play host to Special Olympics teams

    Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Irvine and Huntington Beach are among 100 Southern California cities that will be host towns for this year's Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles. From July 21 to 24, the cities will organize cultural activities...
  • Special Olympics fundraiser event in Newport Beach

    With the approach of the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015, the Host Town of Newport Beach is hosting a Launch Party presented by Newport Beach Sunrise Rotary. The party will be held Tuesday, starting at 5:30 p.m. at The Back Bay Bistro at the...
  • Track clinic brings Paralympians to Vernon Hills

    Track clinic brings Paralympians to Vernon Hills
    David Michael of Round Lake, a personal trainer, lost his left leg to bone cancer at age 12. "I was given the option to do a transplant or an amputation," explained the 2002 graduate of Carmel Catholic High School. "My parents left it up to me."...
  • Israel Tennis Centers plan exhibitions

    Israel Tennis Centers plan exhibitions
    In recognition of the immensely important work of the Israel Tennis Centers (ITC) over the past 40 years, the ITC Foundation has planned an ambitious series of tennis exhibitions in South Florida between Feb. 25 and March 8. The ITC is embarking on...
  • Michelle Plucenik helps Special Olympic athletes reach their potential

    Michelle Plucenik helps Special Olympic athletes reach their potential
    Michelle Plucenik moved among a crowd of people at the Danielson Elks Lodge in Danielson on Jan. 31. The event was the sixth annual Quinebaug Valley and Plainfield Special Olympic dinner/dance. Plucenik checked with the more than 12 coaches sitting...
  • 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...
  • Hope and healing with horses at therapeutic riding centers

    On a sunny summer day, 14-year-old Julianna Lupacchino is riding a horse on a Fallston farm. At first glance, the scene seems like nothing special — Harford County is horse country, after all — but at Chesapeake Therapeutic Riding, the...
  • 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...
  • Mailbag: Special Olympics are a boon to the area

    Re: "Irvine to Play Host for 2015 Special Olympics," (Aug. 15): I was happily surprised to hear that the 2015 Special Olympic World Games are going to be held in Los Angeles. Thirty years ago, L.A. hosted the Summer Olympics, but no comparable event...
  • Ten New Members, Including The Courant's Tom Yantz, To Be Inducted into CHSCA Hall of Fame

                  Six coaches, two athletic directors, a legendary Connecticut athlete and one media member will be honored as 2014 inductees to the Connecticut High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame at its 38th annual ceremony on Nov. 20 at the...
  • From the water to the sumo ring for Liz Seward

    From the water to the sumo ring for Liz Seward
    There is really no easy way to connect the dots linking the two sports Liz Seward has chosen to pursue in her life. And the sports couldn't be more different. When Seward, 25, graduated from Burroughs High in 2006, she was a decorated water polo...