Special Olympics

Latest stories

3h
FOX 8 WGHP
‘Ice Road Truckers’ TV show star killed in plane crashmost recently organizing a food drive for flood victims in Louisiana, and plann
‘Ice Road Truckers’ TV show star killed in plane crash
FOX 8 WGHP / Posted 3 hours ago
most recently organizing a food drive for flood victims in Louisiana, and planning an appearance as Grand Marshal at a parade in Nova Scotia for Special Olympics. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the cause of t... Read more
89 related stories
10h
CBS Sports
With coaches like Kerr, Carroll and Maddon, pro sports teams remember to have funwould you want to do it? So it's got to be fun," Maddon said. "I ran instructio
With coaches like Kerr, Carroll and Maddon, pro sports teams remember to have fun
CBS Sports / Posted 10 hours ago
would you want to do it? So it's got to be fun," Maddon said. "I ran instructional leagues in the 80s in Arizona. We ran "special Olympics", where we had different events. Devon White winning a jumping contest. Fungo contests -- Devo hit a fungo... Read more
20h
Bennington Banner
Panthers drop opener to Stillwaterand $3 for students and seniors. Food and beverages are available during all th
Panthers drop opener to Stillwater
Bennington Banner / Posted 20 hours ago
and $3 for students and seniors. Food and beverages are available during all three games at Chief's Concession Stand. Special Olympics VT softball scores silver medal BENNINGTON >> Last week, the Bennington chapter of Special Olympics... Read more
22h
Belfast Telegraph
Out & About in Northern Irelandout at the Harbour Wine Bar & then Cocktail bar, Carrickfergus. Submitted by Mi
Out & About in Northern Ireland
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 22 hours ago
out at the Harbour Wine Bar & then Cocktail bar, Carrickfergus. Submitted by Mike DavisonKatie and the Carnival at the Special Olympics Ulster Carol Service in Victoria SquareSpecial Olympics 'Share the feeling' event: Michael Bonner and Sorcha... Read more
1d
The Register NorthJersey.com
Montvale teacher with ALS gets special visit from 'George to the Rescue'air in New Jersey, New York and the nation's top markets on Oct. 22. Myhre, a
Montvale teacher with ALS gets special visit from 'George to the Rescue'
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted yesterday
air in New Jersey, New York and the nation's top markets on Oct. 22. Myhre, a former coach of the aquatics team for the Special Olympics and beloved math teacher at Fieldstone Middle School in Montvale, has been living with Amyotrophic lateral... Read more
1d
Variety
‘Ice Road Truckers’ Star Darrell Ward Dies in Plane Crashdrive to help victims in the Louisiana Floods and was scheduled to appear as th
‘Ice Road Truckers’ Star Darrell Ward Dies in Plane Crash
Variety / Posted yesterday
drive to help victims in the Louisiana Floods and was scheduled to appear as the grand marshal for the Truck Convoy for Special Olympics in Nova Scotia.” Funeral or memorial services have yet to be announced. “While many of you will share in... Read more
89 related stories
1d
WBAL-TV Baltimore
Cops on Rooftop for 30 hours straightENFORCEMENT OFFICENBRSC WBAL11 INNBC WBAL11 CAROL COUNTING ON SPENDING TIME ON
Cops on Rooftop for 30 hours straight
WBAL-TV Baltimore / Posted yesterday
ENFORCEMENT OFFICENBRSC WBAL11 INNBC WBAL11 CAROL COUNTING ON SPENDING TIME ON TOP OF IT DUNKIN' DONUTS. STRAIGHT UP THERE. SPECIAL OLYMPICS. >> WELL, WE'RENB PC OKING WBFUAL11N ATNBC WBAL11 OURSELVES. EVERYONBNEC KNOWSWB TALHE11 STEREOTYPES ABOUT... Read more
1d
BC Local News
WHAT'S IN STORE LANGLEY: Cycling for kids' sportsown Centra Windows and its employees cares. That was the message delivered rec
WHAT'S IN STORE LANGLEY: Cycling for kids' sports
BC Local News / Posted yesterday
own Centra Windows and its employees cares. That was the message delivered recently, when volunteers and athletes with Special Olympics were presented with a cheque for $32,000. Special O was a charity nominated to benefit from the company’s... Read more
1d
International Business Times
Ice Road Trucker star Darrel Ward killed in plane crashdrive to help victims in the Louisiana Floods and was scheduled to appear as th
Ice Road Trucker star Darrel Ward killed in plane crash
International Business Times / Posted yesterday
drive to help victims in the Louisiana Floods and was scheduled to appear as the grand marshal for the Truck Convoy for Special Olympics in Nova Scotia." "His motto, 'any road, any load' fits his personality perfectly," the statement... Read more
89 related stories
1d
The Tampa Tribune
Tampa Yankees honor family of pastor, and big fan, who died in crashtoday with a bowling tournament at Pin Chasers, 4847 N Armenia Ave., from 6:30
Tampa Yankees honor family of pastor, and big fan, who died in crash
The Tampa Tribune / Posted yesterday
today with a bowling tournament at Pin Chasers, 4847 N Armenia Ave., from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tampa Yankee players will be on teams from the community with proceeds benefiting Special Olympics Florida. Contact Lenora Lake at hillsnews@tampab... Read more
1d
Daily Mail
Ice Road Truckers star Darrell Ward,52, is killed in a plane crashdrive to help victims in the Louisiana Floods and was scheduled to appear as th
Ice Road Truckers star Darrell Ward,52, is killed in a plane crash
Daily Mail / Posted yesterday
drive to help victims in the Louisiana Floods and was scheduled to appear as the grand marshal for the Truck Convoy for Special Olympics in Nova Scotia. Ward had just finished filming Season 10 earlier this year for the show and had just... Read more
89 related stories
1d
Kansas City InfoZine
Kansas City Royals vs New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers Homestandpresent Special Day at The K. $5 of each Theme Ticket purchased will be donated
Kansas City Royals vs New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers Homestand
Kansas City InfoZine / Posted yesterday
present Special Day at The K. $5 of each Theme Ticket purchased will be donated Team Up for Down Syndrome, which benefits Special Olympics and the Kansas City area special needs community. Fans may purchase tickets online at www.royals.com , by... Read more
1d
The Globe and Mail
Americas Masters Games in Vancouver an event of competition and tourism$3-million over two years, with $1-million coming from the city. The goal is to
Americas Masters Games in Vancouver an event of competition and tourism
The Globe and Mail / Posted yesterday
$3-million over two years, with $1-million coming from the city. The goal is to parlay success hosting such events as the Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games and part of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2015 into more events and additional... Read more
1d
Hartford Courant
The Dream Ride Experience 2016The annual Dreamride for the Special Olympics took place this weekend at the Fa
The Dream Ride Experience 2016
Hartford Courant / Posted yesterday
The annual Dreamride for the Special Olympics took place this weekend at the Farmington Polo Club. Special Olympics athletes were taken on a Dream Cruise in a variety of classic and modern exotic vehicles followed by a red carpet walk to a Dream Ride... Read more
1d
Daily Journal
Local sports calendarwith any questions. ARC Sharks The Cumberland County ARC Sharks just finished
Local sports calendar
Daily Journal / Posted yesterday
with any questions. ARC Sharks The Cumberland County ARC Sharks just finished a successful 2016 Special Olympics swim season and are looking for sponsors to help purchase new swimsuits and other gear. If interested in... Read more
2d
The Houma Courier
Terrebonne Special Olympics looking for new talentCurrently the group has 120 athletes, with 25 headed to the Fall Classic Games
Terrebonne Special Olympics looking for new talent
The Houma Courier / Posted 2 days ago
Currently the group has 120 athletes, with 25 headed to the Fall Classic Games in Lafayette Oct. 14-16. "Special Olympics is for someone with an intellectual disability," said Jennifer Callais, Terrebonne Special Olympics director. "A lot of people... Read more
2d
The Daily Comet
Terrebonne Special Olympics looking for new talentCurrently the group has 120 athletes, with 25 headed to the Fall Classic Games
Terrebonne Special Olympics looking for new talent
The Daily Comet / Posted 2 days ago
Currently the group has 120 athletes, with 25 headed to the Fall Classic Games in Lafayette Oct. 14-16. "Special Olympics is for someone with an intellectual disability," said Jennifer Callais, Terrebonne Special Olympics director. "A lot of people... Read more
2d
Times of Malta
Ex-gymnast who turned tragedy into opportunityin four years’ time, the local team heading to the Paralympics Games will be la
Ex-gymnast who turned tragedy into opportunity
Times of Malta / Posted 2 days ago
in four years’ time, the local team heading to the Paralympics Games will be larger. The Paralympics are separate from the Special Olympics, which is the world’s largest sports organisation for children and adults with intellectual... Read more
2d
Staten Island Advance
Swim club profile: At Hillside, the pool is just part of the funpoolside Christmas in July party complete with a turkey dinner and a visit from
Swim club profile: At Hillside, the pool is just part of the fun
Staten Island Advance / Posted 2 days ago
poolside Christmas in July party complete with a turkey dinner and a visit from Santa. Hillside also hosts the JoAnn Young Special Olympics Swim Meet each July, drawing several hundred competitors, onlookers and volunteers to the club... Read more
2d
MLive.com
All of the highlights from the 2016 Crim Festival of Racesappearances that didn't go unnoticed by Younger and other racers. Crim organize
All of the highlights from the 2016 Crim Festival of Races
MLive.com / Posted 2 days ago
appearances that didn't go unnoticed by Younger and other racers. Crim organized the first race in 1977 to benefit the Special Olympics. But, it was people like Kenyon, a world-class English marathoner, who legitimized the race and made the... Read more
2d
Santa Cruz Sentinel
Ocean Speedway: Sanders keeps foot on the gas, wins again9, featuring USAC’S California Racing Association (CRA), traditional non-wing 4
Ocean Speedway: Sanders keeps foot on the gas, wins again
Santa Cruz Sentinel / Posted 2 days ago
9, featuring USAC’S California Racing Association (CRA), traditional non-wing 410 sprint cars. The Northern California Special Olympics Police-N-Pursuit fund raising event returns for their final appearance along with IMCA modifieds, American... Read more
2d
The Daily Sentinel
Emotions overwhelm Challenger parents at LLWSGordon said. “For Kelli and Carma to do this is just great.” The parents try t
Emotions overwhelm Challenger parents at LLWS
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 2 days ago
Gordon said. “For Kelli and Carma to do this is just great.” The parents try to find activities, such as Challenger and Special Olympics, for their children, and they’ve seen them blossom through those events. Malia McConnell and her mother,... Read more
2d
Daily Herald
World's Largest Truck Convoy benefits Special OlympicsThe World's Largest Truck Convoy, an annual event benefiting Special Olympics I
World's Largest Truck Convoy benefits Special Olympics
Daily Herald / Posted 2 days ago
The World's Largest Truck Convoy, an annual event benefiting Special Olympics Illinois, stayed true to its name Saturday with 86 rigs making the 30-mile round-trip from the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates. The 2016 convoy beat last year's... Read more
2d
The Daily Mercury
Mackay martial arts academy's 40,000 kicks for charity40 members of Southern Cross Tang Soo Do in Mackay held a 1000 Kick-A-Thon Fund
Mackay martial arts academy's 40,000 kicks for charity
The Daily Mercury / Posted 2 days ago
40 members of Southern Cross Tang Soo Do in Mackay held a 1000 Kick-A-Thon Fundraiser at Mackay PCYC on Saturday to support Special Olympics club, Mackay Fire. The group enables Mackay people living with disabilities to participate in a range of... Read more
3d
WGRZ-TV Buffalo
Teams pull fire truck for fundraiserwebsite. The strongest were not the only ones rewarded at this event. The eve
Teams pull fire truck for fundraiser
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted 3 days ago
website. The strongest were not the only ones rewarded at this event. The event raised about $2,000 for the New York Special Olympics. "That'll fund four athletes, Western New York athletes, for the entire year. So...a little amount of money... Read more
3d
NBC Connecticut
Dream Ride Raises Money For Special OlympicsConnecticut’s Special Olympics athletes got the red carpet treatment on Saturda
Dream Ride Raises Money For Special Olympics
NBC Connecticut / Posted 3 days ago
Connecticut’s Special Olympics athletes got the red carpet treatment on Saturday. The Dream Ride Experience is the charity’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Saturday morning, athletes from 17 states and three foreign countries including Australia... Read more
3d
MLive.com
Flint water crisis can't put a damper on 40th running of Crim racesappearances that didn't go unnoticed by Younger and other racers. Crim organiz
Flint water crisis can't put a damper on 40th running of Crim races
MLive.com / Posted 3 days ago
appearances that didn't go unnoticed by Younger and other racers. Crim organized the first race in 1977 to benefit the Special Olympics. But, it was people like Kenyon, a world-class English marathoner, who legitimized the race and made the... Read more
3d
MLive.com
Crim racers hit the Flint starting line for 40th anniversarystations along the route and 10 pallets of water at the finish line. Check out
Crim racers hit the Flint starting line for 40th anniversary
MLive.com / Posted 3 days ago
stations along the route and 10 pallets of water at the finish line. Check out more tips in our special guide. The races kicked-off Friday, Aug. 26 with the Lois Craig Invitational -- Michigan Special Olympics Race and the Michigan Mile Race Seri... Read more
3d
Gulf News
I’m never going to be hired as a leading man: RJ Mitteof the London 2012 Paralympics; Rio’s follow-up certainly has a lot to live up
I’m never going to be hired as a leading man: RJ Mitte
Gulf News / Posted 3 days ago
of the London 2012 Paralympics; Rio’s follow-up certainly has a lot to live up to.“People used to call the Paralympics the ‘Special Olympics’,” Mitte says, rolling his eyes. “These men and women are athletes, these are warriors, these are people who... Read more
15 related stories
3d
Western Advocate
Kable Swims To SilverBATHURST talent Jessica Kable is getting back into the swing of things after re
Kable Swims To Silver
Western Advocate / Posted 3 days ago
BATHURST talent Jessica Kable is getting back into the swing of things after returning from the Special Olympics National Games with a silver medal.The 22-year-old was back at work at Glenray Industries having competed at the tournament in South... Read more
3d
Calgary Sun
MMA an 'elegant sport,' says UFC Canada's head honchoathletes Joseph Benavidez and Elias Theodorou at Diaz Combat Sports on Thursday
MMA an 'elegant sport,' says UFC Canada's head honcho
Calgary Sun / Posted 3 days ago
athletes Joseph Benavidez and Elias Theodorou at Diaz Combat Sports on Thursday to host a We Are All Fighters event with Special Olympics British Columbia. “A lot of people, all they see is the kicking and punching, but that’s a very small part... Read more
3d
NBC26 Green Bay
Making the Ultimate Leap for Special OylmpicsGREEN BAY, Wis - Dozens of people will be taking the ultimate Lambeau leap Satu
Making the Ultimate Leap for Special Oylmpics
NBC26 Green Bay / Posted 3 days ago
GREEN BAY, Wis - Dozens of people will be taking the ultimate Lambeau leap Saturday. It's part of a fundraiser for Special Olympics Wisconsin. Anyone who raised $750 dollars will get the chance to repel down the outside of Lambeau Field. The... Read more
3d
The Palm Beach Post
POINT OF VIEW Special Olympics Florida unites people of all...athletes’ unique strengths to achieve more than any one person could by him or
POINT OF VIEW Special Olympics Florida unites people of all...
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 3 days ago
athletes’ unique strengths to achieve more than any one person could by him or herself. As the president and CEO of Special Olympics Florida, I have been able to witness a movement growing here and across the world through Special Olympics... Read more
3d
The New Zealand Herald
Vogue magazine slammed for photoshopping disabilities onto able-bodied ambassadorstheir collaboration with paralympic ambassadors Cleo Pires and Paulo Vilhena on
Vogue magazine slammed for photoshopping disabilities onto able-bodied ambassadors
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 3 days ago
their collaboration with paralympic ambassadors Cleo Pires and Paulo Vilhena on Friday in a campaign called "We Are All Special Olympics". The campaign shows stark pictures of them in sportswear against a white background with what appears to... Read more
25 related stories
4d
WIS News 10 Columbia
Haleys' income and charitable giving falls over last 2 yearsSouth Carolina's CEO, she gave $1,000 each to Mt. Horeb United Methodist and th
Haleys' income and charitable giving falls over last 2 years
WIS News 10 Columbia / Posted 4 days ago
South Carolina's CEO, she gave $1,000 each to Mt. Horeb United Methodist and the Palmetto Health Foundation and $500 to the Special Olympics. The couple's taxable work wages fell from $164,600 in 2014 to $144,600 last year. That's because Michael... Read more
4 related stories
4d
Owen Sound Sun Times
Minor sports/club registration Sept. 15 and 20and Rangers); Satellites Gymnastic Club; Fudoshin Classical Karate; Boy Scouts;
Minor sports/club registration Sept. 15 and 20
Owen Sound Sun Times / Posted 4 days ago
and Rangers); Satellites Gymnastic Club; Fudoshin Classical Karate; Boy Scouts; Blue Water Junior Curling; and Owen Sound Special Olympics. Everyone registering members must provide photo identification to show residency, according to a news... Read more
4d
Spruce Grove Examiner
Special Olympics golfers thriveIt’s a muggy Saturday evening and West Central’s Special Olympics golf team is
Special Olympics golfers thrive
Spruce Grove Examiner / Posted 4 days ago
It’s a muggy Saturday evening and West Central’s Special Olympics golf team is making their way through the front nine holes of the Stony Plain Golf Course. The mosquitoes are rampant, the rain showers are intermittent and the course is hacked to... Read more
4d
Kansas City Royals
Royals in the communitypresent Special Day at The K. $5 of each Theme Ticket purchased will be donated
Royals in the community
Kansas City Royals / Posted 4 days ago
present Special Day at The K. $5 of each Theme Ticket purchased will be donated Team Up for Down Syndrome, which benefits Special Olympics and the Kansas City area special needs community. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit... Read more
4d
The Maui News
Cop on topMaui Special Olympics athletes Brandon DeCambra (left) and Alan Gascon joke aro
Cop on top
The Maui News / Posted 4 days ago
Maui Special Olympics athletes Brandon DeCambra (left) and Alan Gascon joke around Thursday afternoon in front of Walmart in Kahului. The athletes, who have intellectual disabilities, were accepting donations to kick off the 15th annual Cop on Top... Read more
4d
The Iron Mountain Daily News
Man, 85, to run 30th 10-miler at event that bears his name) Friday. The former Michigan House speaker said he couldn't have envisioned t
Man, 85, to run 30th 10-miler at event that bears his name
The Iron Mountain Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
) Friday. The former Michigan House speaker said he couldn't have envisioned the road race he started in 1977 as a Special Olympics fundraiser would last four decades to become a festival including 8-kilometer and 5-kilometer races and the... Read more
9 related stories
4d
The Daily Mining Gazette
Man, 85, to run 30th 10-miler at event that bears his name) Friday. The former Michigan House speaker said he couldn't have envisioned t
Man, 85, to run 30th 10-miler at event that bears his name
The Daily Mining Gazette / Posted 4 days ago
) Friday. The former Michigan House speaker said he couldn't have envisioned the road race he started in 1977 as a Special Olympics fundraiser would last four decades to become a festival including 8-kilometer and 5-kilometer races and the... Read more
9 related stories
4d
The Daily Mining Gazette
Man who founded Crim races plans to run his 30th _ at 85Saginaw Street. The former Michigan House speaker says he couldn't have envisi
Man who founded Crim races plans to run his 30th _ at 85
The Daily Mining Gazette / Posted 4 days ago
Saginaw Street. The former Michigan House speaker says he couldn't have envisioned the road race he started in 1977 as a Special Olympics fundraiser would last four decades and become a festival of races that draws participants from across the... Read more
9 related stories
4d
Newton Daily News
Coffee customers need not leave Berg campusfrom the community are certainly welcome, as any proceeds would go into a depar
Coffee customers need not leave Berg campus
Newton Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
from the community are certainly welcome, as any proceeds would go into a departmental fund for community experiences and Special Olympics efforts. Springer said Brock Patterson, owner of Bridgehouse Coffee, contacted her about the project. He... Read more
4d
9&10 News Cadillac
Man who founded Crim races plans to run his 30th at 85Saginaw Street. The former Michigan House speaker says he couldn't have envisi
Man who founded Crim races plans to run his 30th at 85
9&10 News Cadillac / Posted 4 days ago
Saginaw Street. The former Michigan House speaker says he couldn't have envisioned the race he started in 1977 as a Special Olympics fundraiser would last four decades and become a festival of races drawing participants from across the... Read more
9 related stories
4d
The Iron Mountain Daily News
Man who founded Crim races plans to run his 30th _ at 85Saginaw Street. The former Michigan House speaker says he couldn't have envisi
Man who founded Crim races plans to run his 30th _ at 85
The Iron Mountain Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
Saginaw Street. The former Michigan House speaker says he couldn't have envisioned the road race he started in 1977 as a Special Olympics fundraiser would last four decades and become a festival of races that draws participants from across the... Read more
9 related stories
4d
FOX 28 South Bend
Man who founded Crim races plans to run his 30th at 85Saginaw Street. The former Michigan House speaker says he couldn't have envisi
Man who founded Crim races plans to run his 30th at 85
FOX 28 South Bend / Posted 4 days ago
Saginaw Street. The former Michigan House speaker says he couldn't have envisioned the road race he started in 1977 as a Special Olympics fundraiser would last four decades and become a festival of races that draws participants from across the... Read more
9 related stories
4d
Your Hometown Lima Stations
Man who founded Crim races plans to run his 30th at 85Saginaw Street. The former Michigan House speaker says he couldn't have envisi
Man who founded Crim races plans to run his 30th at 85
Your Hometown Lima Stations / Posted 4 days ago
Saginaw Street. The former Michigan House speaker says he couldn't have envisioned the road race he started in 1977 as a Special Olympics fundraiser would last four decades and become a festival of races that draws participants from across the... Read more
9 related stories
4d
Greenwich Time
5 Ways Volunteering Helps You Do Well While Doing Goodif you’ve always wanted to do work in the sports industry, try volunteering som
5 Ways Volunteering Helps You Do Well While Doing Good
Greenwich Time / Posted 4 days ago
if you’ve always wanted to do work in the sports industry, try volunteering some hours to a non-profit group like the Special Olympics that provides training and competitions for adults and children with intellectual disabilities. Related:... Read more
4d
The News-Times
5 Ways Volunteering Helps You Do Well While Doing Goodif you’ve always wanted to do work in the sports industry, try volunteering som
5 Ways Volunteering Helps You Do Well While Doing Good
The News-Times / Posted 4 days ago
if you’ve always wanted to do work in the sports industry, try volunteering some hours to a non-profit group like the Special Olympics that provides training and competitions for adults and children with intellectual disabilities. Related:... Read more
4d
Forest Lake Times
2016 local municipal filing statements |everyone to enjoy. I currently volunteer for several community organizations in
2016 local municipal filing statements |
Forest Lake Times / Posted 4 days ago
everyone to enjoy. I currently volunteer for several community organizations including the Animal Humane Society, Minnesota Special Olympics and Team Ortho as a first aid assistant. I have also served a four-year term on the Minnesota Emergency... Read more
More

People in this news