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KEYT 3 Santa Barbara
Local Special Olympians Compete in Spring High School GamesUnion High School District, along with the Lompoc Unified District took part in
Local Special Olympians Compete in Spring High School Games
KEYT 3 Santa Barbara / Posted 59 minutes ago
Union High School District, along with the Lompoc Unified District took part in the 9th annual event that is coordinated by Special Olympics Northern Santa Barbara County. "It's truly heartwarming to see everyone having a good time," said Nicolas... Read more
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The Journal-Standard
Freeport Park District to offer Special Olympics bowling Posted May. 26, 2016 at 1:00 PM Posted May. 26, 2016 at 1:00 PM FREEPORT —
Freeport Park District to offer Special Olympics bowling
The Journal-Standard / Posted 3 hours ago
Posted May. 26, 2016 at 1:00 PM Posted May. 26, 2016 at 1:00 PM FREEPORT — The Freeport Park District will offer Special Olympics bowling from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays, June 13 through Aug.... Read more
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WSFA 12 Montgomery
Auburn tailback Roc Thomas transferring to JSUhome stand against the Jackson Generals on Wednesday. They even got a surprise
Auburn tailback Roc Thomas transferring to JSU
WSFA 12 Montgomery / Posted 4 hours ago
home stand against the Jackson Generals on Wednesday. They even got a surprise guest on the hill. SportsBama's Unified Special Olympics Basketball team celebrates national championshipBama's Unified Special Olympics Basketball team celebrates... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Police begin final leg of torch run to Arkansas' Special OlympicsPolice officers representing departments throughout the central Arkansas region
Police begin final leg of torch run to Arkansas' Special Olympics
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 5 hours ago
Police officers representing departments throughout the central Arkansas region began the final leg of the Arkansas' Special Olympics torch run Thursday at the State Capitol, en route to the games in Searcy. Carriers set off earlier this week... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Teacher bravely battles ALS, inspires studentsFor a few years, she served as a waterfront director at a camp for disabled chi
Teacher bravely battles ALS, inspires students
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 8 hours ago
For a few years, she served as a waterfront director at a camp for disabled children and coached the aquatics team for the Special Olympics. The spirit of camaraderie is what she valued the most from the experience. "They're all there to support... Read more
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Brandon Sun
OUT OF BOUNDS: Boissevain unveiling par-5 holesfor details … Shilo Country Club is hosting the third annual Larry McGuire Char
OUT OF BOUNDS: Boissevain unveiling par-5 holes
Brandon Sun / Posted 8 hours ago
for details … Shilo Country Club is hosting the third annual Larry McGuire Charity Golf Tournament in support of Special Olympics Westman and the Rick Hanson Foundation on June 10. It’s an 11 a.m. shotgun start that costs $125 per person... Read more
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CBS 6 Richmond
Local Special Olympics team heads to nationals for win, memories-- A group of local volleyball players had their send-off Wednesday evening as
Local Special Olympics team heads to nationals for win, memories
CBS 6 Richmond / Posted 10 hours ago
-- A group of local volleyball players had their send-off Wednesday evening as they head to the national championship. The Special Olympics Virginia Area 25 Volleyball Team is headed to Orlando, Florida to take part in the competition. The... Read more
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Warren Times Observer
TO DOBout dates: June 18, 2016, Liberty's Way Veteran Homeless Shelter; August 27, 2
TO DO
Warren Times Observer / Posted 16 hours ago
Bout dates: June 18, 2016, Liberty's Way Veteran Homeless Shelter; August 27, 2016, Salvation Army; September 17, 2016, Special Olympics June 19:?Warren Garden Club Meeting Jefferson DeFrees Family Center, 1 p.m. Speaker Dave Conklin, owner... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
Timeout, May 25, 2016to coach youth wrestlers ages 3-14. Coaches will be compensated. Information: N
Timeout, May 25, 2016
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 16 hours ago
to coach youth wrestlers ages 3-14. Coaches will be compensated. Information: Nathan, 970-201-3446. Cycling Coach Wanted: Special Olympics Colorado is searching for a cycling coach for the Grand Junction area. Practices begin in June, with... Read more
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NBC26 Green Bay
Oshkosh man with CP walks for first timeGiese. Giese and Sommerfeld are now Ed's biggest cheerleaders. They've helped
Oshkosh man with CP walks for first time
NBC26 Green Bay / Posted 18 hours ago
Giese. Giese and Sommerfeld are now Ed's biggest cheerleaders. They've helped him train to win numerous events in the Special Olympics. Sommerfeld says, "He competes with all of his heart. He leaves it all out on the track or on the court. He... Read more
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Jefferson City News Tribune
Directing emergenciesof the University of Missouri Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs Advisory
Directing emergencies
Jefferson City News Tribune / Posted 18 hours ago
of the University of Missouri Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs Advisory Board. Schwartze has volunteered with Special Olympics-Missouri for nearly 25 years, serving on the Law Enforcement Torch Run Committee and chairing the State... Read more
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KTHV Little Rock
Torches lit to kick off Special Olympics Summer GamesLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- There will be 2,000 athletes at this year’s 2016 Sp
Torches lit to kick off Special Olympics Summer Games
KTHV Little Rock / Posted 18 hours ago
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- There will be 2,000 athletes at this year’s 2016 Special Olympics Summer Games. Law enforcement officers from four corners of the state brought in four torches hundreds of miles to Little Rock to light one torch. Camnie... Read more
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WSFA 12 Montgomery
Bama's Unified Special Olympics Basketball team celebrates national championshipAdd another championship for the University of Alabama. This time it's Unified
Bama's Unified Special Olympics Basketball team celebrates national championship
WSFA 12 Montgomery / Posted 19 hours ago
Add another championship for the University of Alabama. This time it's Unified Special Olympics Basketball. University of Alabama's Unified Special Olympics Basketball team won the national championship by defeating Central Michigan 51-43 in... Read more
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KCBD-TV Lubbock
Hit-and-run forces one car into yardvulnerable to hackers, a department audit has found. Her aides... Lubbock law
Hit-and-run forces one car into yard
KCBD-TV Lubbock / Posted 21 hours ago
vulnerable to hackers, a department audit has found. Her aides... Lubbock law enforcement running to Arlington for Special OlympicsLubbock law enforcement running to Arlington for Special Olympics (Source: Lubbock Police Department) This... Read more
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KCBD-TV Lubbock
One dead after vehicle accident in Plainviewvulnerable to hackers, a department audit has found. Her aides... Lubbock law
One dead after vehicle accident in Plainview
KCBD-TV Lubbock / Posted 21 hours ago
vulnerable to hackers, a department audit has found. Her aides... Lubbock law enforcement running to Arlington for Special OlympicsLubbock law enforcement running to Arlington for Special Olympics (Source: Lubbock Police Department) This... Read more
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Grande Prairie Daily Herald-Tribune
Roznowsky makes Team Canada swim squad1993, Roznowsky started swimming with the Prince Albert Sharks swim club. One y
Roznowsky makes Team Canada swim squad
Grande Prairie Daily Herald-Tribune / Posted 22 hours ago
1993, Roznowsky started swimming with the Prince Albert Sharks swim club. One year later, he participated in the 1994 Special Olympics Canada Summer Games Halifax, Nova Scotia. In 2001, he was chosen Prince Albert's Male Athlete of the Year... Read more
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Corpus Christi Caller-Times
CCPD officers receive Special Olympics torchWednesday, May 25, 2016, while leading local and Rio Grande Valley officers dur
CCPD officers receive Special Olympics torch
Corpus Christi Caller-Times / Posted 22 hours ago
Wednesday, May 25, 2016, while leading local and Rio Grande Valley officers during the ceremonial torch run for the annual Special Olympics Texas Summer Games. COURTNEY SACCO/CALLER-TIMES Corpus Christi and Rio Grande Valley law enforcement... Read more
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ABC Montana
New cell phone restrictions take effect in MissoulaLive show (SLIDESHOW)Hometown Proud Polson Live show (SLIDESHOW) Live from the
New cell phone restrictions take effect in Missoula
ABC Montana / Posted 22 hours ago
Live show (SLIDESHOW)Hometown Proud Polson Live show (SLIDESHOW) Live from the KwaTaqNuk Resort and Casino we talked about Special Olympics, cherry juice and the Flathead Lake Monster. Check it out! Live from the KwaTaqNuk Resort and Casino we... Read more
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ABC Montana
The Washoe Theater: Providing entertainment since 1936Live show (SLIDESHOW)Hometown Proud Polson Live show (SLIDESHOW) Live from the
The Washoe Theater: Providing entertainment since 1936
ABC Montana / Posted 22 hours ago
Live show (SLIDESHOW)Hometown Proud Polson Live show (SLIDESHOW) Live from the KwaTaqNuk Resort and Casino we talked about Special Olympics, cherry juice and the Flathead Lake Monster. Check it out! Live from the KwaTaqNuk Resort and Casino we... Read more
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KCBD-TV Lubbock
Lubbock law enforcement running to Arlington for Special Olympicsvulnerable to hackers, a department audit has found. Her aides... (Source: L
Lubbock law enforcement running to Arlington for Special Olympics
KCBD-TV Lubbock / Posted 23 hours ago
vulnerable to hackers, a department audit has found. Her aides... (Source: Lubbock Police Department) This... Read more
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KCBD-TV Lubbock
Man accused of killing Orestes 'West' Garza appears in court for deposition hearingvulnerable to hackers, a department audit has found. Her aides... Lubbock law
Man accused of killing Orestes 'West' Garza appears in court for deposition hearing
KCBD-TV Lubbock / Posted 23 hours ago
vulnerable to hackers, a department audit has found. Her aides... Lubbock law enforcement running to Arlington for Special OlympicsLubbock law enforcement running to Arlington for Special Olympics (Source: Lubbock Police Department) This... Read more
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Pleasanton Express
2016 Salutatorians | May 25, 2016swimming, volunteering as a vacation Bible school aide at the First Baptist Chu
2016 Salutatorians | May 25, 2016
Pleasanton Express / Posted yesterday
swimming, volunteering as a vacation Bible school aide at the First Baptist Church of Christine, and volunteering with Special Olympics. Seiffert will graduate with a 101.10 GPA and plans to attend Baylor University where she will major in... Read more
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Pleasanton Express
Students shine at Special Olympics | May 25, 2016Students with Pleasanton ISD march in the parade of athletes at the Special Oly
Students shine at Special Olympics | May 25, 2016
Pleasanton Express / Posted yesterday
Students with Pleasanton ISD march in the parade of athletes at the Special Olympics. PLEASANTON EXPRESS PHOTOS BY LISA LUNA Students from throughout South Texas gathered at Pleasanton Eagle Stadium on May 13, for the Atascosa McMullen Co-op/... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics could affect trafficThe Law Enforcement Torch Run from the New Hanover County Detention Center to W
Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics could affect traffic
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted yesterday
The Law Enforcement Torch Run from the New Hanover County Detention Center to Wrightsville Beach will benefit the Special Olympics. Drivers should be prepared to give caution to the more than 50 runners participating. The route starts at 10 a.m. on... Read more
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Brown University Athletics
Brown University Football Class of 2020Tournament Division 1 Team. Academic Honors: Milton Academy Honors Curriculum…
Brown University Football Class of 2020
Brown University Athletics / Posted yesterday
Tournament Division 1 Team. Academic Honors: Milton Academy Honors Curriculum… Speech Team, Glee Club, Drama Club and Special Olympics Team Leader. Personal: Enjoys volunteering at the Charles River Center for Disabled Children… Older... Read more
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The Northern View
Special Olympians pick up 18 ribbonsAlexander, Katie Davies, Mike Sambo, Donald Gus and Darryl Robinson obtained 18
Special Olympians pick up 18 ribbons
The Northern View / Posted yesterday
Alexander, Katie Davies, Mike Sambo, Donald Gus and Darryl Robinson obtained 18 top-three ribbons altogether at the recent Special Olympics British Columbia swimming regional qualifier for Region 7. Gus claimed four third-place ribbons, Davies... Read more
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Carroll County News
Personnel moves: BV board names McClellan middle school principalEnglish. The board accepted the resignations and retirements of the following
Personnel moves: BV board names McClellan middle school principal
Carroll County News / Posted yesterday
English. The board accepted the resignations and retirements of the following staff members: MaHalie Armstrong from Special Olympics co-sponsor; Kirk Ashworth from EAST; Janie De'Anda and Renea Doss from summer school; Nathan Gaddis from the... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Jacksonville Police Officers pass the torchDepartment. Each summer, Law Enforcement carry the Flame of Hope across the st
Jacksonville Police Officers pass the torch
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted yesterday
Department. Each summer, Law Enforcement carry the Flame of Hope across the state in The Torch Run Final Leg. They will participate in the lighting of the cauldron to officially open the Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games in... Read more
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Orange County Register
Irvine honors 12 pillars of the communityTown Irvine for the 2015 Special Olympic World Games. Under her leadership, the
Irvine honors 12 pillars of the community
Orange County Register / Posted yesterday
Town Irvine for the 2015 Special Olympic World Games. Under her leadership, the Irvine community came together to host 130 Special Olympics athletes from Korea as they prepared for the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles. Barbara... Read more
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The Post-Journal
Run For Rosellepersonality, due to his unwavering support of the program through his broadcast
Run For Roselle
The Post-Journal / Posted yesterday
personality, due to his unwavering support of the program through his broadcasts and behind-the-scenes work. Bob Goold, Special Olympics volunteer and event coordinator, said the presentation made by Russ Diethrick regarding Roselle's life and... Read more
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ABC Montana
Montana Highway Patrol gearing up for Memorial Day weekend.Live show (SLIDESHOW)Hometown Proud Polson Live show (SLIDESHOW) Live from the
Montana Highway Patrol gearing up for Memorial Day weekend.
ABC Montana / Posted yesterday
Live show (SLIDESHOW)Hometown Proud Polson Live show (SLIDESHOW) Live from the KwaTaqNuk Resort and Casino we talked about Special Olympics, cherry juice and the Flathead Lake Monster. Check it out! Live from the KwaTaqNuk Resort and Casino we... Read more
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ABC Montana
What to pack in the boat next time you hit the waterLive show (SLIDESHOW)Hometown Proud Polson Live show (SLIDESHOW) Live from the
What to pack in the boat next time you hit the water
ABC Montana / Posted yesterday
Live show (SLIDESHOW)Hometown Proud Polson Live show (SLIDESHOW) Live from the KwaTaqNuk Resort and Casino we talked about Special Olympics, cherry juice and the Flathead Lake Monster. Check it out! Live from the KwaTaqNuk Resort and Casino we... Read more
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KULR-8 Billings
What to pack in the boat next time you hit the waterLive show (SLIDESHOW)Hometown Proud Polson Live show (SLIDESHOW) Live from the
What to pack in the boat next time you hit the water
KULR-8 Billings / Posted yesterday
Live show (SLIDESHOW)Hometown Proud Polson Live show (SLIDESHOW) Live from the KwaTaqNuk Resort and Casino we talked about Special Olympics, cherry juice and the Flathead Lake Monster. Check it out! Live from the KwaTaqNuk Resort and Casino we... Read more
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ABC Montana
Butte pot heist resembles recent meat heist, suspects soughtLive show (SLIDESHOW)Hometown Proud Polson Live show (SLIDESHOW) Live from the
Butte pot heist resembles recent meat heist, suspects sought
ABC Montana / Posted yesterday
Live show (SLIDESHOW)Hometown Proud Polson Live show (SLIDESHOW) Live from the KwaTaqNuk Resort and Casino we talked about Special Olympics, cherry juice and the Flathead Lake Monster. Check it out! Live from the KwaTaqNuk Resort and Casino we... Read more
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WZZM 13 Grand Rapids
A brother, an athlete, a superstarWHITE LAKE, MICH. - Stephen is a Special Olympics athlete from South Lyon. Oh,
A brother, an athlete, a superstar
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids / Posted yesterday
WHITE LAKE, MICH. - Stephen is a Special Olympics athlete from South Lyon. Oh, and he's also my brother. A couple weeks ago, he competed in the Oakland County Special Olympics track and field finals. The event establishes times and distances to... Read more
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Kenosha News
Indian Trail’s Lux Gatorade State Player of the Year in baseballtakes classroom and off-the-field activities into consideration. Lux has mainta
Indian Trail’s Lux Gatorade State Player of the Year in baseball
Kenosha News / Posted yesterday
takes classroom and off-the-field activities into consideration. Lux has maintained a B average and has volunteered for the Special Olympics and a local children’s hospital, in addition to raising awareness for teen depression and suicide... Read more
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ABC Montana
Hometown Proud Polson Live show (SLIDESHOW)Live show (SLIDESHOW) Live from the KwaTaqNuk Resort and Casino we talked abou
Hometown Proud Polson Live show (SLIDESHOW)
ABC Montana / Posted 2 days ago
Live show (SLIDESHOW) Live from the KwaTaqNuk Resort and Casino we talked about Special Olympics, cherry juice and the Flathead Lake Monster. Check it out! Live from the KwaTaqNuk Resort and Casino we... Read more
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ABC Montana
Hometown Proud Polson LIVE showLive show (SLIDESHOW)Hometown Proud Polson Live show (SLIDESHOW) Live from the
Hometown Proud Polson LIVE show
ABC Montana / Posted 2 days ago
Live show (SLIDESHOW)Hometown Proud Polson Live show (SLIDESHOW) Live from the KwaTaqNuk Resort and Casino we talked about Special Olympics, cherry juice and the Flathead Lake Monster. Check it out! Live from the KwaTaqNuk Resort and Casino we... Read more
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Island Packet
Beaufort Special Olympians collect 5 swim medals at state meetBeaufort’s Carolina Hammerhead Sharks swim team took home five medals from this
Beaufort Special Olympians collect 5 swim medals at state meet
Island Packet / Posted 2 days ago
Beaufort’s Carolina Hammerhead Sharks swim team took home five medals from this month’s state Special Olympics Summer Games in Fort Jackson, three of which were gold. Jacob Slatko, Shawn McEvoy and Michaela Knoppel each received gold medals for... Read more
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WCYB 5 Tri-Cities
Saltville event raises more than $4,000 for Special OlympicsThe North Fork Sportsman’s Club hosted a Tactical Police Championship to benefi
Saltville event raises more than $4,000 for Special Olympics
WCYB 5 Tri-Cities / Posted 2 days ago
The North Fork Sportsman’s Club hosted a Tactical Police Championship to benefit Virginia Special Olympics on April 30. The event, held at their facility in Saltville, Va., was attended by 120 participants. “As Region II Director for Virginia... Read more
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KEYT 3 Santa Barbara
Sheriff's Deputies Serve up Food for Special OlympicsThe Tip a Cop dinner at Petrini's Italian Restaurant in Goleta raised money for
Sheriff's Deputies Serve up Food for Special Olympics
KEYT 3 Santa Barbara / Posted 2 days ago
The Tip a Cop dinner at Petrini's Italian Restaurant in Goleta raised money for the Special Olympics with support from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department. Deputies and staff members were side by side with restaurant cooks and servers to... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Bangor senior pitcher wins state’s Gatorade baseball awardalso was one of four finalists last winter for the 2016 Travis Roy Award symbol
Bangor senior pitcher wins state’s Gatorade baseball award
Bangor Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
also was one of four finalists last winter for the 2016 Travis Roy Award symbolic of the state’s top Class A hockey player, and he has maintained a 3.11 grade-point average. He has volunteered locally on behalf of th... Read more
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13 WMAZ Macon
Bibb SWAT team runs with special olympic torchThe Special Olympics provides sports training, competition and more for childre
Bibb SWAT team runs with special olympic torch
13 WMAZ Macon / Posted 2 days ago
The Special Olympics provides sports training, competition and more for children and adults with special needs. On Tuesday morning, the Macon-Bibb County SWAT Team got to run with its torch. About a dozen sheriff's deputies ran more than five miles... Read more
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5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville
Local Law Enforcement Torch Run1,200 miles across the Natural State. The Law Enforcement torch run is a campa
Local Law Enforcement Torch Run
5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville / Posted 2 days ago
1,200 miles across the Natural State. The Law Enforcement torch run is a campaign to raise awareness and funds for the Special Olympics. More than 100 agencies work year around in Arkansas to accomplish this goal. All the funds raised go... Read more
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My EastText
ETX athlete selected to carry torch at SOTX Summer GamesAn East Texas athlete has been selected to carry the torch during the opening c
ETX athlete selected to carry torch at SOTX Summer Games
My EastText / Posted 2 days ago
An East Texas athlete has been selected to carry the torch during the opening ceremony of the 47th Annual Special Olympics of Texas Summer Games in Arlington. Gilmer's Marc Yarrish, a track and field athlete for the Upshur County Crew, is one of six... Read more
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Peninsula Clarion
Riders in the stormShane Hawkins tricycles toward the turn-around point of the Special Olympics To
Riders in the storm
Peninsula Clarion / Posted 2 days ago
Shane Hawkins tricycles toward the turn-around point of the Special Olympics Torch run on Saturday, May 21 near the intersection of North Willow Street and Marathon Road in Kenai. Participants in the annual fundraising event ran, walked,... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Washburn Rural High School teacher receives national award for work with special education studentsbetween identified and non-identified students. There are about 200 students in
Washburn Rural High School teacher receives national award for work with special education students
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 2 days ago
between identified and non-identified students. There are about 200 students in the club. She also initiated the Unified Special Olympics, now in its second year. Its premise is similar with an added sports element. The students participate in... Read more
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The Gilmer Mirror
Gilmer’s Marc Yarrish Selected to Carry Torch at SOTX Summer Games Opening Ceremony in Arlington - 47th annual Summer Games Opening Ceremony to be held at UT-Arlington’s Maverick Stadium on Friday May 27 at 7 p.m. AUSTIN – Special Olympics Tex...the Arlington area. All events are free and open to the public. Volunteer oppor
Gilmer’s Marc Yarrish Selected to Carry Torch at SOTX Summer Games Opening Ceremony in Arlington - 47th annual Summer Games Opening Ceremony to be held at UT-Arlington’s Maverick Stadium on Friday May 27 at 7 p.m. AUSTIN – Special Olympics Tex...
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted 2 days ago
the Arlington area. All events are free and open to the public. Volunteer opportunities are still available. About Special Olympics Texas Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) is a privately funded non-profit organization that changes lives... Read more
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5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville
Local Law Enforcement Participate In Torch Run For Special OlympicsFAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) – Local law enforcement officers in Northwest Arkansa
Local Law Enforcement Participate In Torch Run For Special Olympics
5News Ft. Smith-Fayetteville / Posted 3 days ago
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) – Local law enforcement officers in Northwest Arkansas ran the Special Olympics torch through the area on Monday (May 23). The torch was brought to flame in Bella Vista early Monday morning, and then members of the Bella... Read more
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Best of New Orleans Gambit
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Downa BP settlement — to the two New Orleans-based organizations. The Louisiana Ri
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
Best of New Orleans Gambit / Posted 3 days ago
a BP settlement — to the two New Orleans-based organizations. The Louisiana River Pilots Association awarded $25,000 to Special Olympics Louisiana as part of the organization's Champions Together fundraiser, which raised more than $60,000 this... Read more
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