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2014-11-19
Special Olympics Narrows Health Gap Faced by People with Intellectual Disabilities
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2014-11-17
Special Olympics Launches Global Just Dance® Challenge to Raise Funds and Awareness While Engaging Video Game Fans
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2014-10-31
Japanese Football Legend Hidetoshi Nakata Named Special Olympics Global Ambassador
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2014-10-29
Special Olympics and Nielsen Announce Strategic Alliance
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Dec 1, 2014
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Basketball Tournament

The White Oak Panthers will take on the Loudoun County Blazers in their second match-up this season. The Blazers defeated the Panthers in both games at their first tournament, so the Panthers will be looking for a chance to even the score. The Blazers bring an experienced core of tallish middle schoolers to bear, while the Panthers have an equally experienced and scrappy defense-heavy team. Come cheer for both teams!
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Will Schermerhorn
Email:wschermerhorn@specialolympics.org
Phone:7033381776

White Oaks Elementary School
1916 Oak Place Court
Vienna, South Carolina
UNITED STATES


Dec 1 - 8 2014

South Africa Summer Games

One of our top Coaching Excellence goals calls for ongoing coaches’ education; this includes partnering with sports organizations to provide the highest and most up-to-date level of coaching knowledge. Coaching Excellence education helps our coaches better recognize each athlete’s potential. It also comes into play as we increase training and competition opportunities so that each athlete can reach -- or exceed -- their personal best.
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Will Schermerhorn
Email:wschermerhorn@specialolympics.org

Father O'Riley's Catholic School
1916 Aubrey Place Court
Vienna, Virginia
SOUTH AFRICA


Dec 10, 2014
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Area 2 Torch Run

A polar plunge is a great way to raise money for Special Olympics. The way it works is this: someone decides to do the plunge, and they get people they know to sponsor them. On the day of the polar plunge, they go jump in cold water, shiver a lot, and then report back that they have done it. Fundraising ensues.
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Benzie High School
123 Benzie Boulevard
Benzie, Michigan
UNITED STATES


Jun 1 - 1 2018

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Dover River City Hall
3423 Water ave.
Dover, Delaware
UNITED STATES

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Special Olympics Blog

Sport and Tech Team Up for Good

Now, thanks to Microsoft, athletes, coaches and families will have rapid access to useful information about their scores, times, personal bests, fitness and health. Special Olympics can use this capability to dramatically improve the lives of people in our Movement.  read more »

Posted on 2014-10-27 by Janet

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