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Olimpiadas Especiales reúne a casi 4.4 millones de atletas con discapacidades intelectuales de todo el mundo, además de a sus familias, entrenadores, voluntarios, patrocinadores y celebridades que nos apoyan todos los días.

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Olimpiadas Especiales pone a correr, saltar, lanzar, nadar, patinar, esquiar y participar en un total de 32 deportes a personas con discapacidades intelectuales.

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Deporte y muchas cosas más. Todos los días, en alguna parte del mundo, Olimpiadas Especiales forma campeones.


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Events Around the WorldCalendario mundial de eventos

Spread the Word to End the Word
Spread the Word to End the Word

Help us spread the word about the R-word and how disrespect and hurtful words can be toward people with intellectual disabilities.

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British Columbia Winter Games
British Columbia Winter Games

Join us as 600 athletes from around the province will be competing in alpine skiing, speed skating, figure skating and much more.

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Polar Plunge
Special Olympics Polar Plunge®

Special Olympics programs invite everyone to brave the freezing cold waters during their respective Polar Plunge events.

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Upcoming Events Around the World


Date

Event

Location

mar 1, 2015
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Torch Run - Super Plunge

This year marks the 8th Annual Torch Run Plunge. This event typically hosts between 100-150 participants, many representing local and state police agencies as well as fire departments and public safety. Many athletes take the plunge with fellow friend, family and supporters, all of whom are there to support a great cause. This event features live music, a well-known "plunger costume" competition, and a fantastic after party! The Super Plunge is an effort to increase both awareness and fundraising for the Torch Run Plunge. The Super Plunge is exactly like the Torch Run Plunge, with only one small difference... Instead of plunging a single time, "Super Plungers" must plunge once PER HOUR for a 24 HOUR period. 5 MEN, 24 HOURS, 120 PLUNGES for 1 SUPER CAUSE!
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Tracy Garabedian
Email: Tracy@specialolympicsri.org
Phone: 401-349-4900
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Goddard Memorial State Park
1095 Ives Road

East Greenwich, Rhode Island
UNITED STATES

mar 1, 2015
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The New 'R' Word is RESPECT Pledge Drive

Opportunity to PLEDGE, with music, films, information about local services, co-hosted by area colleges, schools, agencies and community groups.
For more information
Patricia Gooding
Email: levelgreen2010@gmail.com
Phone: 607-339-9472
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Center Ithaca
Ithaca, New York
UNITED STATES

mar 1, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Coaches Training - Summer Games

This is a Coaches Training for the Summer Games sports. The dates and times are subject to change. To register please use the link below. If you have any further questions please contact Zach Warner at warne1zd@cmich.edu
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Resgister
Zach Warner
Email: warne1zd@cmich.edu
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South East
Canton, Michigan
UNITED STATES

mar 2, 2015
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Spread the Word to End the Word -Hartland/Lakeside School District

Students and Community will be able to sign a Banner and the on-line pledge as well as receive promotional items.
For more information
Julie Van Zeeland
Email: jvanzeeland@hartlake.org
Phone: 262-370-4908
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Hartland/Lakeside School District
800 E. North Shore Drive

Hartland, Wisconsin
UNITED STATES

mar 2 - 6 2015

Respect Week - Norton Public Schools

Each school in the district will participate in various activities regarding respect throughout the week. On March 4th, all students, staff, and families will be asked to pledge online to stop the use of the r-word.
For more information
Julie Smith
Email: juliesmith@norton.k12.ma.us
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Norton Public Schools
Norton, Massachusetts
UNITED STATES

mar 3, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Santa Barbara High School R-Word Rally

As a Project UNIFY school, Santa Barbara High School will host an R-Word Pledge Drive and Rally to gather support before the national day of awareness on March 4th. The signatures they collect during their rally will be displayed the following day on Wednesday, March 4th at the Santa Barbara Courthouse pledge drive hosted by Special Olympics Santa Barbara and other local organizations.
For more information
Michelle Duke
Email: mduke@sosc.org
Phone: 805-884-1516
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Santa Barbara High School
700 E Anapamu St Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Santa Barbara, California
UNITED STATES

mar 3, 2015
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

March Mixer and Spread the Word to End the Word Event

You're invited to join The Arc Davidson County and Greater Nashville Junior Advisory Board (JAB) and Transit Now Nashville for a mixer and awareness event at Bar Louie - Nashville in The Gulch. Sign-In after arriving at Bar Louie and you will gain access to an additional hour of happy hour specials until 8pm. In addition, this event will include guest speakers and an opportunity to sign a pledge to stop the use of the "R" word 'retard(ed)'. For more information, check out Spread the Word to End the Word. Please RSVP to this event by Monday, March 2nd. We look forward to seeing you there!
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Tyler Lisowski
Email: tylerlisowski@gmail.com
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Bar Louie
314 11th Ave S

Nashville, Tennessee
UNITED STATES

mar 3 - 5 2015

R-word Campaign Week

In the first week of March, Special Olympics at UCLA is partnering with Best Buddies at UCLA to host the R-word Campaign, which aims to encourage Bruins to end their use of the R-word (retard or retarded) in their everyday speech. The campaign is a week-long series of events, with rallies on Bruin Plaza on Tuesday and Wednesday, and a professional panel on Thursday evening. We will be inviting Bruins to pledge to end the R-word by signing their name on our "Spread the word to End the word" banner, passing out pledge cards, wristbands and pens, and inviting speakers like Special Olympics Southern California President and CEO Bill Shumard to talk about how the r-word has affected their lives and how to end the stigma against people with intellectual or developmental disabilities.
For more information
Tabitha Lin
Email: lin.tabitha@gmail.com
Phone: 562-964-5671
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Bruin Plaza
Bruin Plaza

Los Angeles, California
UNITED STATES

mar 4, 2015
9:30 AM - 1:30 AM

End the Word

Best Buddies at George Washington High School will be promoting Spread The Word to End The Word during each lunch period on March 4th. We will be passing out informational brochures, encouraging students to take the pledge, and more!
For more information
Maura Escherich
Email: mescherich@cps.edu
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George Washington High School
Chicago, Illinois
UNITED STATES

mar 4, 2015
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Awareness Day

Bellows Free Academy and The Northwest Technical Center will hold a Spread the Word to End the Word campaign on March 4th. We will hand out posters throughout the school, have discussions about respect and inclusion in advisories and have a pledge poster available for students and staff to sign outside of the cafeteria during all lunches.
For more information
Jim Naylor
Email: jnaylor@fcsuvt.org
Phone: 802-527-6516
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BFA and NWTC
71 South Main Street

St. Albans, Vermont
UNITED STATES

mar 4, 2015
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

R-Word Campaign

Northridge High School will host our annual R-word campaign on March 4th to spread the word to end the word!!
For more information
Aimee Anderson
Email: aanderson@greeleyschools.org
Phone: 970-348-5297
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Northridge High School
7001 Grizzly Drive

Greeley, Colorado
UNITED STATES

mar 4, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Spread the Word to End the Word Pledge Signing

Fillmore High School's Project Unify Club will be holding a Spread the Word to End the Word pledge signing drive to promote acceptance, respect, inclusion, and friendship. Be a fan of RESPECT!!!! Lunchtime pledge signing and t-shirt sales will promote the new r-word: Respect.
For more information
Stacia Helmer
Email: shelmer@fillmore.k12.ca.us
Phone: 805-524-8444
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Fillmore HIgh School
555 Central Ave

Fillmore, California
UNITED STATES

mar 4, 2015
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

End the R-Word Day

Our Fossil Friends club at Fossil Ridge High School will be campaigning to end the R-Word on March 4th. Students will be recruiting their peers to sign the R-word banner and pledge to end the use of the R-word!
For more information
Julie Chaplain
Email: jchaplain@psdschools.org
Phone: 970-488-6269
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Fossil Ridge High School
5400 Ziegler Road

Fort Collins, Colorado
UNITED STATES

mar 4, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

End The R-Word

Please help us to bring awareness to the public by joining us at the Uniontown Mall on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Public welcome.
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Brenda Fike
Email: brenda.fike@arcfayette.org
Phone: 724-438-9042
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Uniontown Mall
1368 Mall Run Road

Uniontown, Pennsylvania
UNITED STATES

mar 4, 2015
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM

Spread the Word to End the Word Banner Signing

Our student body will sign a spread the word to end the word banner pledging not to use the r-word. In return for signing the pledge, people will get a sticker, button or bracelet.
For more information
Cheryl Stark
Email: cstark@tvusd.k12.ca.us
Phone: 951-294-6638
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Gardner Middle School
45125 Via Del Coronado

Temecula, California
UNITED STATES

mar 4, 2015
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Spread the Word to End the Word Middle School Breakfast

This is an opportunity for our middle school students in Lowell School to take the pledge to end the word. We will also be seeing the trailer for the forthcoming r-Word film.
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Kimberly Palombo
Email: kpalombo@gmail.com
Phone: 609-335-2464
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Lowell School
1640 Kalmia Rd NW

Washington, District of Columbia
UNITED STATES

mar 4, 2015
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Spread The Word To End The Word in Siouxland

Student Council Students and Special Olympics Athletes unify together to help end the use of the "R-Word" in the Siouxland area.
For more information
Dee Sturgeon
Email: sturged@live.siouxcityschools.com
Phone: 712-899-7108
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West Middle School
3301 W.19th

Sioux City , Iowa
UNITED STATES

mar 4, 2015

Spread the Word to End the Word

St. Joseph Hill Academy Special Olympics Club will be hosting it's annual Spread the Word to End the Word pledge drive to promote acceptance, respect, inclusion, and friendship. Be a fan of RESPECT!!!
For more information
Amy Monahan
Email: amonahan@nyso.org
Phone: 212-661-5217
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St. Joseph Hill Academy
Staten Island, New York
UNITED STATES

mar 4, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Kick-Off Pledge Drive

Special Olympics Santa Barbara is hosting a Kick-Off Pledge Drive to begin our month of R-Word Awareness. The public is encouraged to visit the pledge drive to learn more about how to Spread the Word to End the Word in our local community. Participants will receive a delicious cookie for their support!
For more information
Michelle Duke
Email: mduke@sosc.org
Phone: 805-884-1516
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Santa Barbara County Courthouse
1100 Anacapa St Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Santa Barbara , California
UNITED STATES

mar 4, 2015
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Spread the R-word

We are spreading the new r-word which is respect because the other word, retard, is not a nice word to say to our special education students. Samuel Clemens High School will have a poster for people to sign and pledge to spread the word to end the r-word.
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Samuel Clemens High School
1001 Elbel Road

Schertz , Texas
UNITED STATES

mar 4, 2015
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Spread the Word to End the Word Open Mic Night

The State University of New York at Fredonia's Music Therapy Club will be hosting a Spread the Word to End the Word Open Mic Night. The event will take place at our Tim Horton's on campus and we will have a banner for students, faculty, and staff to sign pledging to stop the use of the r-word. We will be having performances from a few of our a'capella groups on campus, including Much More Chill and Some Like it Hot. We will also have representatives from other groups around campus explaining why this organization is important to them, including Voices for Autism, Council for Exceptional Children's Club, Fredonia for St. Jude, Operation Smile, National Student Speech Language Hearing Association, Social Work Club, Women's Student Union, and Enactus.
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Tara O'Brien
Email: obrientara12@gmail.com
Phone: 845-826-1699
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Tim Hortons
280 Central Ave

Fredonia, New York
UNITED STATES

mar 4, 2015
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM

R- Word Pledge Day

Join us on March 4th at Highland High School in Medina, Ohio as we spread the word to end the R-word.
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Highland High School
Medina, Ohio
UNITED STATES

mar 4, 2015

Dartmouth Spread the Word to End the Word Campaign

Dartmouth Special Education Parents Advisory Council wants you to help spread the word to end the word. The purpose of this online/ social media pledge event is to raise awareness of the derogatory use of the r-word (retard or retarded) and its negative effects on people with intellectual impairments, as well as the families and friends. However, this campaign is about more than just raising awareness of the R-word; it is also about changing the attitudes of segregation and hate, to attitudes of acceptance, inclusion, tolerance, understanding. Lets focus on a better r-word: RESPECT.
For more information
Kathleen Amaral
Email: amaral.kathleen@gmail.com
Phone: 508-207-3015
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Dartmouth Public Schools SEPAC/online Pledge Event
8 Bush Street

Dartmouth , MASSACHUSETTS
UNITED STATES

mar 5, 2015
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Spread The Word

Support Solutions of Arkansas is committed to Spread the Word to End the Word and our offices will be open for anyone who would like to come in and take the pledge on March 4th 2015!
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Evelyn Lander
Email: elander@supportsolutionsms.com
Phone: 479-276-3788
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Support Solutions of Arkansas
2216 Dodson Ave

Fort Smith, Arkansas
UNITED STATES

mar 5, 2015
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Legislative Polar Plunge

The Legislative Polar Plunge takes place on March 5, 2015. Registration and the Plunge start at 3:00 pm. Michigan is having 29 Polar Plunges in 2015. Polar Plunges are a Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) event. LETR is one of the largest grassroots fundraisers for Special Olympics globally. LETR consists of officers from both Law Enforcement and Corrections who raise funds and create awareness for Special Olympics Michigan year round. By participating in a Polar Plunge around the state you are helping to raise funds for nearly 21,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. Special Olympics Michigan is a year round program offering sports for those with intellectual disabilities. Although sports is the "vehicle," the ultimate goal of Special Olympics is to help persons with intellectual disabilities participate and receive respect as members of their communities.
For more information
Kimberly Purdy
Email: purdy1kr@cmich.edu
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Capitol Steps
Lansing, Michigan
UNITED STATES

mar 5, 2015
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Pledge Drive

Come one come all to pledge to end the R-Word! Let's get most of Westfield State to end the use of this word-the time is now!
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Westfield State University
Westfield, Massachusetts
UNITED STATES

mar 6, 2015
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

#ONEMOREGOV Spread The Word to End The R-Word Campaign

At Farrington High School we will pledge to end the R-Word on March 6th!
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Evelyn Utai
Email: utai808@gmail.com
Phone: 808-321-2406
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Farrington High School
1564 N. School St.

Honolulu, Hawaii
UNITED STATES

mar 6 - 7 2017

Montana Torch Run Kick-Off Conference & Awards Banquet

The Montana Torch Run Kick-Off Conference is designed to orient new officers and departments with the Torch Run program as well as inspire experienced officers already involved. It provides an opportunity for Torch Run volunteers to network, share and learn how to improve their local Torch Run programs, which contribute greatly to increasing public awareness and enhancing the lives of Special Olympics Montana athletes. The Awards Banquet will recognize sponsors and officers who have made a significant contribution to the Montana Torch Run.
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Terri Sappington
Email: tsappington@somt.org
Phone: (406) 216-5327
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Doubletree by Hilton
100 Madison St

Missoula, Montana
UNITED STATES

mar 7 - 8 2015

St. Louis & Southeast - Regional Basketball Tournament

Join us March 7-8 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri for the St. Louis & Southeast Regional Basketball Tournament. Basketball competition will be held at the following locations: SEMO, Osage Center and Cape School District. The Opening Ceremony will be held on March 7th at 6 p.m. and competition will begin March 8th at 8 a.m. Attention volunteers! We need people to run check-in and serve as scorekeepers, awards assistants and individual skills assistants. No experience is necessary as we will provide training on site. Most shifts are four hours, and each volunteer receives a free T-shirt. Please use the link below to go to the Special Olympics Missouri for information on how to volunteer for this event.
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Susan Shaffer
Email: shaffer@somo.org
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Southeast Missouri State University, Osage Center & Cape Girardeau School District
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
UNITED STATES

mar 7, 2015

U.S. Eastern Speed Skating Competition

Want to experience speed skating competition in its purest form? Come to Richmond Ice Zone in N. Chesterfield, Virginia on March 7th to cheer on our athletes as they leave it all out there on the track. Be a fan of the Special Olympics and help us promote the joy of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.
For more information
Megan O'Donnell
Email: modonnell@sonc.net
Phone: 919-818-4598
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Richmond Ice Zone
636 Johnston Willis Dr

N Chesterfield, Virginia
UNITED STATES

mar 7, 2015
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Special Olympics North Carolina West Basketball Tournament

Come and cheer on our athletes as they demonstrate their courage and determination for a day basketball competition. This event will be held on March 7th at various locations throughout Charlotte, North Carolina. Support our athletes and experience sports in its truest form. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Megan O'Donnell
Email: modonnell@sonc.net
Phone: 919-818-4598
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Various Locations in Charlotte
Charlotte, North Carolina
UNITED STATES

mar 7, 2015
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Kalamazoo Polar Plunge

The Kalamazoo Polar Plunge takes place March 7, 2015. Registration takes place from 1-3 pm with the Plunge starting at 3 pm. The After Splash Party will take place following the last plunger. Michigan is having 29 Polar Plunges in 2015. Polar Plunges are a Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) event. LETR is one of the largest grassroots fundraisers for Special Olympics globally. LETR consists of officers from both Law Enforcement and Corrections who raise funds and create awareness for Special Olympics Michigan year round. By participating in a Polar Plunge around the state you are helping to raise funds for nearly 21,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. Special Olympics Michigan is a year round program offering sports for those with intellectual disabilities. Although sports is the "vehicle," the ultimate goal of Special Olympics is to help persons with intellectual disabilities participate and receive respect as members of their communities.
For more information
Krista Paulin
Email: pauli1kc@cmich.edu
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K-Wings Stadium
Kalamazoo, Michigan
UNITED STATES

mar 7, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Big Bear Polar Plunge - Big Bear Lake

The Polar Plunge is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations, and anyone to support people with intellectual disabilities by running (or pretending to jump) into the chilly waters at Big Bear Lake. A few hundred people are expected to weather the cold and plunge into 36-degree waters on March 7, 2015 to support Special Olympics Inland Empire. Each participant who raises a minimum of $50 gets a long sleeve shirt, lunch, a goody bag, and can enjoy the festivities (either by taking the plunge or watching from the "Chicken Coop"). Raise more than $50, and you will have the opportunity to earn cool and fun prizes.
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Abbey Leffler
Email: aleffler@sosc.org
Phone: 951.703.6502
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Swim Beach
41218 Park Avenue

Big Bear Lake, California
UNITED STATES

mar 7, 2015
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sudbury Polar Plunge Ontario

In partnership with the Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run, the Greater Sudbury Police Service will be hosting a Polar Plunge at The Ramsey Lake Boat Launch to raise awareness and much needed funds for athletes and families of Special Olympics Ontario.
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Ramsey Lake Boat Launch
236 Ramsey Lake Rd.

Sudbury, Ontario
CANADA

mar 7, 2015
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The New 'R" Word is RESPECT!

Take the Pledge! Create posters for your schools, churches, or office. Tell your own stories for YouTube, videographers from Cornell Best Buddies. Skit by WeACT members, Unity House self-advocacy group. Make your own t-shirt. Information about services for developmentally disabled children, youth and adults. Films from Self-Advocacy Association of NYS, FUN!
For more information
Patricia Gooding
Email: levelgreen2010@gmail.com
Phone: 607-339-9472
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Center Ithaca
171 East State Street

Ithaca, New York
UNITED STATES

mar 7, 2015
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Jefferson City - Regional Basketball

Join us Saturday, March 7th in Jefferson City, Missouri for the Jefferson City Regional Basketball Tournament. Basketball competition will be held at the following locations: First Baptist Church (301 E Capitol Ave); Lewis & Clark Middle School (325 Lewis and Clark Dr); Simonsen Ninth Grade Center (501 E Miller St), Thomas Jefferson Middle Scool (1201 Fairgrounds Rd) and Trinity Lutheran Church (803 Swifts Hwy). Competition will begin at 8am and go through 6pm. Attention volunteers! We need people to run check-in and serve as scorekeepers, awards assistants and individual skills assistants. No experience is necessary as we will provide training on site. Most shifts are four hours, and each volunteer receives a free T-shirt. Please use the link below to go to the Special Olympics Missouri for information on how to volunteer for this event.
For more information
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Susan Shaffer
Email: Shaffer@somo.org
Phone: 573-635-1660
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Jefferson City
Jefferson City, Missouri
UNITED STATES

mar 10 - 12 2015

Spread the Word Rally

Students at Boise State University be out on the Quad on Wednesday, March 11th, collecting pledges to get rid of the R-Word.
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Marissa Watkins
Email: marissawatkins@u.boisestate.edu
Phone: 208-546-1701
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Boise State University - The Quad
Boise, Idaho
UNITED STATES

mar 11, 2015
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Midwestern University and Best Buddies Dance

Come get your groove on with Midwestern University students and members of Best Buddies Arizona for a night to remember! It'll be a fun filled night with music, dancing, photo booth, and refreshments as we ban together support the campaign to Spread the Word to End the Word.
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Vanessa Holmes
Email: vholmes16@midwestern.edu
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Midwestern University Gymnasium
19555 North 59th Ave

Glendale, Arizona
UNITED STATES

mar 13, 2015
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

5th Grade Presentation

I will be presenting a Down Syndrome Awareness and End the "R" Word presentation to my daughter's 5th grade peers at Rohwer Elementary School on March 13, 2015.
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Buffy Beightol
Email: buffbeck@cox.net
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Rohwer Elementary School
17701 F St.

Omaha, Nebraska
UNITED STATES

mar 13 - 15 2015

Illinois State Basketball Tournament

What is State Basketball? State Basketball is one of 9 state sports competitions. It is the culminating competition for those participating in team and individual skills basketball. State Basketball is hosted at Horton Fieldhouse – ISU and the Shirk Center- IWU. Approximately 1,540 athletes will compete in this 3-day event and show off their winning form! The State Basketball Tournament is supported, in part, by a grant from the Shirk Family Foundation. Hope to see you there!
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David Shindley
Email: dshindley@soill.org
Phone: 309-888-2551
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ISU & IWU Campus
Bloomington, Illinois
UNITED STATES

mar 14, 2015
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Westport Penguin Plunge

Join us March 14, 2015 at Compo Beach in Westport, Connecticut for the Penguin Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Connecticut. Registration begins at 11 AM and the plunge will take place at 1 PM. Participants raise funds to run (Plunge) into the chilly waters of Connecticut. Your participation provides funding to support over 14,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Connecticut’s year-round training and competition in 27 sports. Costumes are encouraged – we even give an award for the best costumes! Many Penguins form teams to band together and share in this one-of-a-kind experience.
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Lisa Carlone
Email: lisam@soct.org
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Compo Beach
Westport, Connecticut
UNITED STATES

mar 14, 2015
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

A World of Difference

Join us on Saturday, March 14 at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach for an evening that will inspire your spirit, warm your heart, and invigorate your passion for Special Olympics! All donations given through this dinner and auction will benefit the nearly 18,000 athletes who participate in the Southern California sports training and competition program.
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Maureen Barclift
Email: mbarclift@sosc.org
Phone: 562-502-1135
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Hyatt Regency Long Beach
200 S Pine Ave

Long Beach, California
UNITED STATES

mar 14, 2015

Traditional Basketball Tournament

Come and cheer on our athletes as the demonstrate their grit and determination for a day basketball tournament. This event will be held on March 14th at Holy Cross High School in Waterbury, Connecticut. Support our athletes and experience sports in its truest form. For more details please use the contact information below.
For more information
Special Olympics Connecticut
Email: specialolympicsct@soct.org
Phone: 203-230-1201
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Holy Cross High School
Waterbury, Connecticut
UNITED STATES

mar 14, 2015
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Annual Bowl-a-Thon

All bowlers with at least $30.00 in donations will receive two games of bowling, a bowling ball and shoes to use. There will be two sessions to choose from or do both (for another registration fee). 10:00am-12:00 noon and 1:00pm-3:00pm. Door prizes, bake sale, surprise guests! All are welcome to come bowl! All funds will be used to train, register and transport our athletes and volunteers to participate Special Olympics Michigan organized sport events. Our next which is 2015 State Summer Games, May 28-30 in Mt. Pleasant, Mi. We will have athletes in aquatics, bowling, athletics (track events) and volleyball.
For more information
Kathy Merillat
Email: bgmkam@yahoo.com
Phone: 517-605-8078
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Hudson Bowling Lanes
109 S. Market St

Hudson, MIchigan
UNITED STATES

mar 14, 2015

Windham Invitational Swim Meet

Want to experience aquatics competition in its purest form? Come to Windham High School in Willimantic, Connecticut on March 14th to cheer on our athletes as they leave it all out there in the pool. Be a fan of the Special Olympics and help us promote the joy of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.
For more information
Special Olympics Connecticut
Email: specialolympicsct@soct.org
Phone: 203-230-1201
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Windham High School
Willimantic, Connecticut
UNITED STATES

mar 14, 2015
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

R-Word Awareness Day

The Montecito Family YMCA will host an R-Word Pledge Drive and Awareness Day to show their support for the R-Word Campaign and Special Olympics Santa Barbara. Youth basketball teams will exhibition their skills, Special Olympics Global Messengers will be on hand to answer any questions, and YMCA volunteers will collect pledges on behalf of Special Olympics. Join the YMCA and Special Olympics for a fun day of games, appetizers, and community support!
For more information
Michelle Duke
Email: mduke@sosc.org
Phone: 805-884-1516
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Montecito Family YMCA
591 Santa Rosa Ln.

Santa Barbara , California
UNITED STATES

mar 14, 2015
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Marquette Polar Plunge

The Marquette Polar Plunge takes place March 14, 2015. Registration takes place at 1:00 pm. The parade of costumes will start at 2:15 with the plunge starting at 2:30 pm. The After Splash Bash will follow the last plunger. Michigan is having 29 Polar Plunges in 2015. Polar Plunges are a Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) event. LETR is one of the largest grassroots fundraisers for Special Olympics globally. LETR consists of officers from both Law Enforcement and Corrections who raise funds and create awareness for Special Olympics Michigan year round. By participating in a Polar Plunge around the state you are helping to raise funds for nearly 21,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. Special Olympics Michigan is a year round program offering sports for those with intellectual disabilities. Although sports is the "vehicle," the ultimate goal of Special Olympics is to help persons with intellectual disabilities participate and receive respect as members of their communities.
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Heather Fox
Email: fox1hm@cmich.edu
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Marquette Mountain
Marquette, Michigan
UNITED STATES

mar 14, 2015
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

SONC East Basketball Tournament

Come and cheer on our athletes as the demonstrate their grit and determination for a day basketball competition. This event will be held on March 14th at various locations throughout Kenly, Micro, Selma and Smithfield, North Carolina. Support our athletes and experience sports in its truest form.
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Megan O'Donnell
Email: modonnell@sonc.net
Phone: 919-818-4598
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Various Locations
Kenly, Micro, Selma, Smithfield, North Carolina
UNITED STATES

mar 18, 2015
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Southeast Regional Powerlifting Invitational

Join us for the Southeast Regional Powerlifting Invitational at Northville High School on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Special Olympics Michigan powerlifters from all across southeast Michigan will compete in this event. For more information contact please use the contact info below.
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Joel Smith
Email: joel8412@att.net
Phone: (734) 223-3203
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Northville High School
45700 Six Mile Rd

Northville, Michigan
UNITED STATES

mar 19 - 21 2015

State Basketball & Cheerleading

Join us on March 19-21 at Ft. Hays State University in Hays, Kansas as our athletes compete and show their skill during the Special Olympics Kansas State Basketball & Cheerleading Tournament. For more information about the tournament see the contact info and link below. Hope to see you there!
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Tim Rehder
Email: rehdert@ksso.org
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Ft Hays State University
Hays, Kansas
UNITED STATES

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