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North America

North America has over half a million athletes participating in all 32 sports offered by Special Olympics.  It is home to athletes from Canada, the Caribbean and the United States.  Special Olympics is dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition.

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Stories from North America


марта 18, 2014 | SOI General: Headquarters

Unified on the Court in North Carolina

By Rebecca Ralston

Energy was high and the competition was fierce as students from the University of North Carolina, along with Special Olympics athletes from Orange County, took on the Duke Blue Devils and local Durham County athletes in the first Special Olympics Unified Sports basketball game.View Story Energy was high and the competition was fierce as students from the University of North Carolina, along with Special Olympics athletes from Orange County, took on the Duke Blue Devils and local Durham County athletes in the first Special Olympics Unified Sports basketball game. Despite a tight game and aggressive play, the home team pulled away with the victory – the game’s final score was Duke – 42, UNC – 37. Nearly 400 students and community members came out to support the teams and shared in the energy, passion and determination of Unified Sports.

About Rebecca Ralston:I work for Special Olympics Project UNIFY with a focus in Youth Leadership.
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мая 31, 2013 | SOI General: Headquarters

Титул "Чемпион перемен» был присвоен на Пола Бермана в Белом доме

By Karl Hejlik

2 октября в Белом Доме состоялся прием в честь 170 членов Lions Club International (известного в мире Клуба Львов) со всей страны. View Story 2 октября в Белом Доме состоялся прием в честь 170 членов Lions Club International (известного в мире Клуба Львов) со всей страны. Частью программы стала церемония награждения Пола Бермана (Международный клинический консультант программы «Здоровые Атлеты» и Основатель фонда «Opening Eye») и присвоения ему звания «Чемпиона изменений» Эти люди посвятили себя работе с людьми по всей стране и смогут рассказать об этом чиновникам администрации президента и членам Клуба Львов. Чемпионы изменений программа была создана в честь простых американцев делают большую работу в своих общинах.

About Karl Hejlik:Директор по связям в системе здравоохранения и исследований «SOI».
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октября 01, 2012 | North America: Virginia

Lots of talk about physical disabilities on July 26th. Is Intellectual Disability forgotten?

By David Egan

Ashley Count and David Egan at the Eisenhower Building on the ADA 22nd Birthday

On July 26th,2012, Ashley Counts and I represented Special Olympics International at the Eisenhower Executive Building where we were celebrating the 22nd Anniversary of the American Disability Act witView Story On July 26th,2012, Ashley Counts and I represented Special Olympics International at the Eisenhower Executive Building where we were celebrating the 22nd Anniversary of the American Disability Act with a panel of representatives invited by the White House to share their accomplishments and challenges promoting and securing the rights of people with disabilities. We listened very carefully to every speaker and were a little astonished that none of them spoke about the needs of people like Ashley and me who have intellectual disabilities. Encouraged by Ashley, I raised my hand: "I have not heard you speak about Intellectual Disabilities and am wondering how it is being represented in the President's agenda" There was lots of silence in the room. Eyes turned and finally Kareem Dale responded that work is underway with a bipartisan representation with Senator Tom Harkin and Congresswoman Cathy Mc-Morris Rodgers. Valerie Jarret closed the session and chatted with Ashley and me. I hope we had an impact on the session and from now on, they will not forget people with intellectual disabilities.

About David Egan:I am an Athlete from Area 26 in Vienna, Virginia. I love Special Olympics and serve as a Global Messenger. I love sports. I am a swimmer, tennis and ping pong player. I compete in Soccer, Basketball,and Softball. I also love to talk about the "Dignity Revolution" that Tim Shriver is promoting.
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октября 01, 2012 | North America: Virginia

Friends Forever, the Surprising Lesson of Special Olympics :-)

By Robin Schermerhorn

One of David's friends gives him heartfelt praise

Recently I attended a birthday party for a friend, David Egan, from Virginia who was turning 35 years old. The party had all the ingredients for a wonderful time--pizza, games, dancing, music, and runView Story Recently I attended a birthday party for a friend, David Egan, from Virginia who was turning 35 years old. David is a Special Olympics basketball player, soccer player, swimmer and much more. The party had all the ingredients for a wonderful time--pizza, games, dancing, music, and running video of accomplishments displayed nearby. The cake was cut and served. I thought that the party couldn't get any better. Then attendees in the room were invited to speak. I expected to hear sweet birthday wishes and funny comments of past occasions, especially since his family members were such jokers. One of his friends took the microphone, stood tall, took a deep breath, and with his sensitive and inspiring speech blew me away with his compassion for both his friend and the ties that bound them through the Special Olympics. I felt humbled in the presence of a spirit in the room bigger than any one of us there. The presence of Special Olympics in these men and women empowers and enables them to think beyond athletics to having a social network of close friends; friends forever.

About Robin Schermerhorn:I am a parent of a son, Mason, who participates in several activities yearly with Special Olympics. The organization has had a very positive impact on my son's life.
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октября 01, 2012 | North America: Jamaica

My Mummy and Clinton Global Initative Conference

By Esther C. Pair

Mummy and me

On Friday September 21 2012 my mummy my daddy and I went from Jamaica to New York We went to the Empire State Building and to Cenral Park also to Times Square, the same places that I see on TV and inView Story On Friday September 21 2012 my mummy my daddy and I went from Jamaica to New York We went to the Empire State Building and to Cenral Park also to Times Square, the same places that I see on TV and in the movies BUT the best part was on Sunday when we went to the Sheraton Hotel and met President Clinton AND my mummy spoke at his conference about me and Special Olympics, it was so exciting and then I was interviewed by the New York Times and the Boston Globe and others, I also met Timothy Shriver, Loretta Clairbourne and Allison Felix and even took my picures with them. I am so proud of myself and my mummy and daddy too.

About Esther C. Pair:I am 25 years old and have been in Special Olympics for 10 years. I went to the world summer games in China and in Greece there I got a silver medal for Bocce.
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Upcoming Events Around the World


Date

Event

Location

сен 5, 2015

Individual Golf Skills

Join us September 5th in Skowhegan, Maine as our athletes compete and show their skill in golf competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Special Olympics Maine
Phone: 207-879-0489
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Loon's Cove Golf Course
Skowhegan, Maine
UNITED STATES

сен 8, 2015

Unified 9-Hole Golf Tournament

Join us September 8th at Lakewood Golf Course in Madison, Maine as our athletes compete and show their skill in Unified golf competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Special Olympics Maine
Phone: 207-879-0489
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Lakewood Golf Course
Madison, Maine
UNITED STATES

сен 11 - 12 2015

State Equestrian Competition

Join us September 11-12 in Clovis, New Mexico as our athletes compete and show their skill in equestrian competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Special Olympics New Mexico
Phone: 505-856-0342
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Clovis, New Mexico
UNITED STATES

сен 11 - 13 2015

Surfing Championship & SUP Invitational

Join us September 11-13 in Cocoa Beach, Florida as our athletes compete and show their skill in stand up paddle board competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Special Olympics Florida
Phone: 352-243-9536
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Cocoa Beach, Florida
UNITED STATES

сен 11 - 12 2015

Upper Peninsula Regional Bocce & Golf Tournament

Come and cheer on our athletes as the demonstrate their grit and determination in bocce and golf competition. This event will be held on September 11th at Boulder Creek Golf Course in Bessemer, Michigan. Dinner, opening ceremonies and the dance on Friday with competition on Saturday. Support our athletes and experience sports in its truest form. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Barb Siira
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 906-229-5168
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Boulder Creek Golf Course
N11868 Heron Lane

Bessemer, Michigan
UNITED STATES

сен 12, 2015
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Munising Community Run

The Munising Community Run for Law Enforcement Torch Run will happen on September 12, 2015. This is a run/walk event starting at Anytime Fitness, 601 W. Munising Ave. Munising, MI 49862 (tours of the gym will be available). The route is a scenic 2.5 miles through Munising. All participants will end at Shooters Firehouse Lounge at noon where Fire Brick Oven Pizza's will be available to purchase, provided by The Cooking Carberrys. Call Carla White for any questions at 517-937-6492 or [email protected] Registration begins at 11:00 a.m.; Walkers will start at 11:30 a.m.; Runners will start at 12:00 p.m. The Law Enforcement Torch Run® is the single largest grassroots fundraising effort for Special Olympics International. Michigan’s Law Enforcement Torch Run program raises funds for over 20,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. The two main goals of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® are raise funds and to create awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. As Michigan’s Special Olympics program continues to grow, more funding is needed to support the athletes and their families because there is no cost to participate. This is where the support of the law enforcement community becomes crucial. By getting more involved in Michigan’s Torch Run program you can help raise funds and create awareness for our athletes.
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Carla White
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 517-937-6492
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Anytime Fitness
601 W. Munising Ave

Munising, Michigan
UNITED STATES

сен 12, 2015
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Allegan Torch Run

The Allegan Community Run for Law Enforcement Torch Run will take place on September 12th. The Run will begin at 10:00 a.m. Registration will start at 9:00 a.m. Registration before August 12th is $25.00. After August 12th registration is $30.00. Registration fee includes a dri fit t-shirt. Please note the dri fit tend to run a little larger. Children 16 years and younger pay $12. Youth size cotton shirts will be available. This is a timed 5K race. Epic Race Timing will be providing the race timing. For more information please visit: www.allegantorchrun.com. The Law Enforcement Torch Run® is the single largest grassroots fundraising effort for Special Olympics International. Michigan’s Law Enforcement Torch Run program raises funds for nearly 20,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. The two main goals of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® are raise funds and to create awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. As Michigan’s Special Olympics program continues to grow, more funding is needed to support the athletes and their families because there is no cost to participate. This is where the support of the law enforcement community becomes crucial. By getting more involved in Michigan’s Torch Run program you can help raise funds and create awareness for our athletes. So come join the officer’s and members of the community on Saturday morning to support these Special Olympians.
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Kim Thorington
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 616-218-2596
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Allegan Sports Complex
524 Marshall St

Allegan , Michigan
UNITED STATES

сен 12, 2015
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Bayouland Area Aquatics Invitational

Join us September 12 at Cut Off Youth Center in Cutoff, Louisiana as our athletes compete and show their skill in Aquatics competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Charlie Courville
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 800-345-6644
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Cut Off Youth Center
205 West 79th St.

Cutoff, Louisiana
UNITED STATES

сен 12, 2015

State Softball Tournament

Join us September 12th in Toledo, Ohio as our athletes compete and show their skill in softball competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Special Olympics Ohio
Phone: 614-239-7050
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Toledo, Ohio
UNITED STATES

сен 12 - 13 2015

State Soccer and Bocce Competition

Join us September 12-13 in Grand Forks, North Dakota as our athletes compete and show their skill in soccer and bocce competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Special Olympics North Dakota
Phone: 701-746-0331
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Grand Forks, North Dakota
UNITED STATES

сен 12, 2015

Individual 9-Hole Golf Competition

Join us September 12th at Martindale Country Club in Auburn, Maine as our athletes compete and show their skill in golf competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Special Olympics Maine
Phone: 207-879-0489
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Martindale Country Club
Auburn, Maine
UNITED STATES

сен 12, 2015
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Southwest Regional Soccer Tournament

Join us on September 12th at Kraft Meadows Middle School in Caledonia, Michigan. This event features athletes from across Michigan's Southwest Region competing in 5 on 5, 7 on 7 and Unified Divisions. Opening Ceremonies kick off at 8:30 am with competition to follow beginning at 9:00 am.
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Nick Caudle
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 616-583-1202
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Kraft Meadows Middle School
9230 Kraft Ave. SE

Caledonia, Michigan
UNITED STATES

сен 12, 2015

Acadiana Area Softball & Horseshoes Invitational

This is an event that is open for all unified softball teams, t-ball teams (traditional or unified), and horseshoes athletes from around the state. Horseshoes will be offered in singles, doubles, and unified doubles.
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Charlie Courville
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 800-345-6644
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Brown Park
1234 E Pont Des Mouton Rd

Lafayette, Louisiana
UNITED STATES

сен 13, 2015
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Northern Region Soccer Tournament

Join us on September 13 at the Roscommon Rotary Soccer Fields in Roscommon, Michigan as our athletes compete in the all-day Soccer Tournament. Hope to see you there!
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Roscommon Rotary Soccer Fields
Roscommon, Michigan
UNITED STATES

сен 13, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

West Branch Community Run

The West Branch Community Run for Law Enforcement Torch Run will take place on September 13th. Registration will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the Run will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the jail on M-55/M-30 intersection on the west end of town. Runners will run though town and end up at McDonalds out at the business loop/I-75 on the south end of town. Registration is $25.00 and the runner will receive a dri-fit t-shirt. The Law Enforcement Torch Run® is the single largest grassroots fundraising effort for Special Olympics International. Michigan’s Law Enforcement Torch Run program raises funds for 20,757 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. The two main goals of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® are raise funds and to create awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. As Michigan’s Special Olympics program continues to grow, more funding is needed to support the athletes and their families because there is no cost to participate. This is where the support of the law enforcement community becomes crucial. By getting more involved in Michigan’s Torch Run program you can help raise funds and create awareness for our athletes. So come join the officer’s and members of the community to support these Special Olympians.
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Howie Hanft
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 989-312-0973
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Intersection of M-55/M-30
West Branch, Michigan
UNITED STATES

сен 13, 2015

State Soccer and Bocce Competition

Join us September 13th in Olathe, Kansas as our athletes compete and show their skill in soccer and bocce competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Special Olympics Kansas
Phone: 913-236-9290
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Olathe, Kansas
UNITED STATES

сен 13, 2015
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Hillsdale Community Run

This is a 3.1 mile run starting at Courthouse Square and ending at the Hillsdale County ISD - Greenfield School. Registration starts at 4:30, 5:15 start time for walkers, 5:45 start time for runners. The registration includes a dri fit t-shirt. The Law Enforcement Torch Run® is the single largest grassroots fundraising effort for Special Olympics International. Michigan's Law Enforcement Torch Run program raises funds for 20,797 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. The two main goals of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® are raise funds and to create awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. As Michigan's Special Olympics program continues to grow, more funding is needed to support the athletes and their families because there is no cost to participate. This is where the support of the law enforcement community becomes crucial. By getting more involved in Michigan's Torch Run program you can help raise funds and create awareness for our athletes.
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John Gates
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 517-206-7212
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Courthouse Square
Hillsdale, Michigan
UNITED STATES

сен 13, 2015

State Equestrian Competition

Join us September 13th at Grand Island in Fonner Park, Nebraska as our athletes compete and show their skill in equestrian competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Special Olympics Nebraska
Phone: 402-331-5545
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Grand Island
Fonner Park, Nebraska
UNITED STATES

сен 14, 2015
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Ludington Community Run

The Ludington Community Run for Law Enforcement Torch Run will take place on September 14th. Registration is $25.00 and the runner will receive a dri-fit t-shirt. The Law Enforcement Torch Run® is the single largest grassroots fundraising effort for Special Olympics International. Michigan’s Law Enforcement Torch Run program raises funds for 20,797 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. The two main goals of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® are raise funds and to create awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. As Michigan’s Special Olympics program continues to grow, more funding is needed to support the athletes and their families because there is no cost to participate. This is where the support of the law enforcement community becomes crucial. By getting more involved in Michigan’s Torch Run program you can help raise funds and create awareness for our athletes. So come join the officer’s and members of the community to support these Special Olympians.
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Tami Ledger
Phone: 231-843-3475
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City Park band shelter
Lewis St.

Ludington, Michigan
UNITED STATES

сен 14, 2015

Northern Maine Soccer Tourney

Join us September 14th at Northern Maine Community College in Presque Isle, Maine as our athletes compete and show their skill in soccer competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Special Olympics Maine
Phone: 207-879-0489
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Northern Maine Community College
Presque Isle, Maine
UNITED STATES

сен 14, 2015
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Traverse City Community Run

The Traverse City Community Run for Law Enforcement Torch Run will take place on September 14th. The Run will start in the parking lot of US 31 and Cass Ave. This is a 5k race. Registration begins at 5:00 p.m. and the run starts at 6:00 p.m. Registration is $25.00 and the runner will receive a dri-fit t-shirt. For questions about the race contact Carrie Chase at [email protected] or 231-342-1544 or Jennifer Strange at [email protected] The Law Enforcement Torch Run® is the single largest grassroots fundraising effort for Special Olympics International. Michigan’s Law Enforcement Torch Run program raises funds for 20,757 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. The two main goals of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® are raise funds and to create awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. As Michigan’s Special Olympics program continues to grow, more funding is needed to support the athletes and their families because there is no cost to participate. This is where the support of the law enforcement community becomes crucial. By getting more involved in Michigan’s Torch Run program you can help raise funds and create awareness for our athletes. So come join the officer’s and members of the community on Sunday evening to support these Special Olympics athletes.
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Carrie Chase
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 231-342-1544
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Cass Public Parking Lot
Traverse City, Michigan
UNITED STATES

сен 14, 2015
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Manistee Community Run

The Manistee Community Run for Law Enforcement Torch Run will take place on September 14th at 8:30 a.m with a start time of 9:00 a.m. This is a 1.5 mile run from Manistee City PD to 1st Street at the Beach Lions pavilion. A light breakfast and drinks will be available at the pavilion. Registration is $25.00 and the runner will receive a dri-fit t-shirt. The Law Enforcement Torch Run® is the single largest grassroots fundraising effort for Special Olympics International. Michigan’s Law Enforcement Torch Run program raises funds for nearly 20,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. The two main goals of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® are raise funds and to create awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. As Michigan’s Special Olympics program continues to grow, more funding is needed to support the athletes and their families because there is no cost to participate. This is where the support of the law enforcement community becomes crucial. By getting more involved in Michigan’s Torch Run program you can help raise funds and create awareness for our athletes. So come join the officer’s and members of the community to support these Special Olympics athletes.
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Greg Hubers
Email: [email protected]
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Manistee City PD
Manistee, Michigan
UNITED STATES

сен 15, 2015
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Alpena Community Run

The Alpena Community Run for Law Enforcement Torch Run will take place on September 15, 2015. The 5K Run will begin at 4:30 p.m. at Duck Lake and will end at Southside Fire Station. Registration is $25.00 and the runner will receive a dri-fit t-shirt. The Law Enforcement Torch Run® is the single largest grassroots fundraising effort for Special Olympics International. Michigan’s Law Enforcement Torch Run program raises funds for nearly 20,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. The two main goals of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® are raise funds and to create awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. As Michigan’s Special Olympics program continues to grow, more funding is needed to support the athletes and their families because there is no cost to participate. This is where the support of the law enforcement community becomes crucial. By getting more involved in Michigan’s Torch Run program you can help raise funds and create awareness for our athletes. So come join the officer’s and members of the community to support these Special Olympics athletes.
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Ashley Simpson
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 989-354-4101
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Duck Park
Alpena, Michigan
UNITED STATES

сен 15, 2015
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Petoskey Community Run

The Petoskey Community Run takes place Sept. 15, 2015 at noon at the MSP Post. This is a 3 mile run starting at the MSP Post to US-31 ending at the Emmet Co. Sheriff Department. The Law Enforcement Torch Run® is the single largest grassroots fundraising effort for Special Olympics International. Michigan’s Law Enforcement Torch Run program raises funds for 20,797 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. The two main goals of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® are raise funds and to create awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. As Michigan’s Special Olympics program continues to grow, more funding is needed to support the athletes and their families because there is no cost to participate. This is where the support of the law enforcement community becomes crucial. By getting more involved in Michigan’s Torch Run program you can help raise funds and create awareness for our athletes. So come join the officer’s and members of the community on Saturday morning to support these Special Olympics athletes.
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Randy Kloss
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 231-439-8902
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Michigan State Police Post
Petoskey, Michigan
UNITED STATES

сен 15, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Muskegon Community Run

This is a 5k Timed Race and untimed 1k Fun Run/Walk at Fricanos. Registration begins at 4:00 p.m. Race starts at 6:00 p.m. The registration includes a dri fit t-shirt. Register at itsyourrace.com! Registration details: 5K:$25 includes a dri fit shirt before 7/31 ($27 after 8/1); $30 day of race (shirts available while supplies last); 1 mile Fun Run/Walk: $15 includes a dri fit shirt before 7/31 ($17 after 8/1); $18 day of race (shirt available while supplies last). Once registered you have the option to raise additional funds for the athletes of Special Olympics Michigan. To create a fundraising page, please visit www.firstgiving.com/somi/Muskegon.
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Ivy Horton
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 231-798-5417
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Fricano's Muskegon Lake
1050 West Western

Muskegon, Michigan
UNITED STATES

сен 16, 2015
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Grand Rapids Community Run

The Grand Rapids Community Run for Law Enforcement Torch Run will take place on September 16th. Registration will begin at Millennium Park at 5:00 p.m. with the run starting at 6:00 p.m. Registration is $25.00 and the runner will receive a dri-fit t-shirt. The Law Enforcement Torch Run® is the single largest grassroots fundraising effort for Special Olympics International. Michigan’s Law Enforcement Torch Run program raises funds for 20,757 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. The two main goals of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® are raise funds and to create awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. As Michigan’s Special Olympics program continues to grow, more funding is needed to support the athletes and their families because there is no cost to participate. This is where the support of the law enforcement community becomes crucial. By getting more involved in Michigan’s Torch Run program you can help raise funds and create awareness for our athletes. So come join the officer’s and members of the community to support these Special Olympics athletes.
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Ric Buikema
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 616-949-7010
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Millennium Park
Grand Rapids, Michigan
UNITED STATES

сен 16, 2015
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Gladwin Community Run

he Gladwin Community Run for Law Enforcement Torch Run will take place on September 16th. The Run will begin at 12:00 p.m. at the Old Michigan State Police Post on M-18 to the Fire Department on Cedar Street. Registration is $25.00 and the runner will receive a dri-fit t-shirt. The Law Enforcement Torch Run® is the single largest grassroots fundraising effort for Special Olympics International. Michigan’s Law Enforcement Torch Run program raises funds for 20,797 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. The two main goals of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® are raise funds and to create awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. As Michigan’s Special Olympics program continues to grow, more funding is needed to support the athletes and their families because there is no cost to participate. This is where the support of the law enforcement community becomes crucial. By getting more involved in Michigan’s Torch Run program you can help raise funds and create awareness for our athletes. So come join the officer’s and members of the community to support these Special Olympics athletes.
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Duane Bean
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 800-644-6404
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Old Michigan State Police Post
M-18

Gladwin, Michigan
UNITED STATES

сен 16, 2015
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Gerrish Township Community Run

The Gerrish Township Community Run for Law Enforcement Torch Run will take place on September 16th. Registration begins at 3:00 p.m. and is $25.00. The runner will receive a dri-fit t-shirt. The 5K run starts at 3:00 p.m. with registration and the run beginning at 4:00 p.m. at Roscommon High School and will go to Fred's. If you have any questions, contact Chief Hill at [email protected] or Julie Hill at [email protected] The Law Enforcement Torch Run® is the single largest grassroots fundraising effort for Special Olympics International. Michigan’s Law Enforcement Torch Run program raises funds for 19,620 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. The two main goals of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® are raise funds and to create awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. As Michigan’s Special Olympics program continues to grow, more funding is needed to support the athletes and their families because there is no cost to participate. This is where the support of the law enforcement community becomes crucial. By getting more involved in Michigan’s Torch Run program you can help raise funds and create awareness for our athletes. So come join the officer’s and members of the community to support these Special Olympics athletes.
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Brian Hill
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 989-821-5207
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Roscommon High School
Roscommon, Michigan
UNITED STATES

сен 16, 2015
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Gaylord Community Run

The Gaylord Community Run for Law Enforcement Torch Run will take place on September 16th. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Gaylord Police Department. The run will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Gaylord Police Department and will end at the Michigan State Police post. Registration is $25.00 and the runner will receive a dri-fit t-shirt. The Law Enforcement Torch Run® is the single largest grassroots fundraising effort for Special Olympics International. Michigan’s Law Enforcement Torch Run program raises funds for 20,757 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. The two main goals of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® are raise funds and to create awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. As Michigan’s Special Olympics program continues to grow, more funding is needed to support the athletes and their families because there is no cost to participate. This is where the support of the law enforcement community becomes crucial. By getting more involved in Michigan’s Torch Run program you can help raise funds and create awareness for our athletes. So come join the officer’s and members of the community to support these Special Olympics athletes.
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Kellie Murphy
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 989-774-3911
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Gaylord Police Department
Gaylord, Michigan
UNITED STATES

сен 16, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

South Haven Community Run

The South Haven Community Run for Law Enforcement Torch Run will take place on September 16th. The run will begin at the corner of Eagle and Kalamazoo streets and will end at Water Street. Registration is $25.00 and the runner will receive a dri-fit t-shirt. Registration starts at 10:00 a.m. and the run will begin at 11:00 a.m. The Law Enforcement Torch Run® is the single largest grassroots fundraising effort for Special Olympics International. Michigan’s Law Enforcement Torch Run program raises funds for 20,797 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. The two main goals of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® are raise funds and to create awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. As Michigan’s Special Olympics program continues to grow, more funding is needed to support the athletes and their families because there is no cost to participate. This is where the support of the law enforcement community becomes crucial. By getting more involved in Michigan’s Torch Run program you can help raise funds and create awareness for our athletes. So come join the officer’s and members of the community on Saturday morning to support these Special Olympians.
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Dale Hinz
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 989-774-3911
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Corner of Eagle & Kalamazoo St.
South Haven, Michigan
UNITED STATES

сен 17, 2015

Greenville Community Run

The Greenville Community Run for Law Enforcement Torch Run will take place on September 17th. The run is a 5K Run that starts at the Greenville Community Center. Registration will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the Greenville Community Center and is $25.00. The runner will receive a dri-fit t-shirt. The Run will begin at 11:35 a.m. The Law Enforcement Torch Run® is the single largest grassroots fundraising effort for Special Olympics International. Michigan’s Law Enforcement Torch Run program raises funds for 20,757 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. The two main goals of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® are raise funds and to create awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. As Michigan’s Special Olympics program continues to grow, more funding is needed to support the athletes and their families because there is no cost to participate. This is where the support of the law enforcement community becomes crucial. By getting more involved in Michigan’s Torch Run program you can help raise funds and create awareness for our athletes. So come join the officer’s and members of the community to support these Special Olympians.
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Kevin Sweeney
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 517-719-1195
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Greenville Community Center
Greenville, Michigan
UNITED STATES

сен 17, 2015
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Alma Community Run

The Alma Community Run will start at Luce/Superior on the west side of town ending at Jerome/Lincoln on the east side. This is a straight 3 mile run through town with Central Route. The run will start at 5:00 p.m. A dri-fit t-shirt is included with the registration fee of $25. The Law Enforcement Torch Run® is the single largest grassroots fundraising effort for Special Olympics International. Michigan's Law Enforcement Torch Run program raises funds for nearly 20,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. The two main goals of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® are raise funds and to create awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. As Michigan's Special Olympics program continues to grow, more funding is needed to support the athletes and their families because there is no cost to participate. This is where the support of the law enforcement community becomes crucial. By getting more involved in Michigan's Torch Run program you can help raise funds and create awareness for our athletes.
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Jessica Kunik
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 989-277-9765
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Luce/Superior St.
Alma, Michigan
UNITED STATES

сен 17, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Big Rapids Community Run

The Big Rapids Community Run for Law Enforcement Torch Run will take place on September 17th. The 5K Run will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Big Rapids Department of Public Safety and end there. Registration is $25.00 and the runner will receive a dri-fit t-shirt. The Law Enforcement Torch Run® is the single largest grassroots fundraising effort for Special Olympics International. Michigan’s Law Enforcement Torch Run program raises funds for 20,757 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. The two main goals of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® are raise funds and to create awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. As Michigan’s Special Olympics program continues to grow, more funding is needed to support the athletes and their families because there is no cost to participate. This is where the support of the law enforcement community becomes crucial. By getting more involved in Michigan’s Torch Run program you can help raise funds and create awareness for our athletes. So come join the officer’s and members of the community to support these Special Olympics Olympics athletes.
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Andrea Nerbonne
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 800-644-6404
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Big Rapids Department of Public Safety
Big Rapids, Michigan
UNITED STATES

сен 17, 2015
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Midland Community Run

The Midland Community Run for Law Enforcement Torch Run will take place on September 17th. Registration starts at 4:00 p.m. The 2 mile walk will begin at 5:00 p.m. and the 3 mile run will start at 5:30 p.m. It will end crossing home plate at the Dow Diamond. Registration is $25.00 and the runner will receive a dri-fit t-shirt. The Law Enforcement Torch Run® is the single largest grassroots fundraising effort for Special Olympics International. Michigan’s Law Enforcement Torch Run program raises funds for 20,797 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. The two main goals of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® are raise funds and to create awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. As Michigan’s Special Olympics program continues to grow, more funding is needed to support the athletes and their families because there is no cost to participate. This is where the support of the law enforcement community becomes crucial. By getting more involved in Michigan’s Torch Run program you can help raise funds and create awareness for our athletes. So come join the officer’s and members of the community to support these Special Olympics athletes.
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Rod Roten
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 989-600-0141
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Midland Law Enforcement Center
Midland, Michigan
UNITED STATES

сен 17, 2015
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Mt. Pleasant Community Run

The Mt. Pleasant Community Run for Law Enforcement Torch Run will take place on September 17th. The Run will begin at 2:15 p.m. at the old MSP post and finish at 2:35 with the exchange of the torch in front of the Special Olympics office. MDOC takes over the run at that point. Registration is $25.00 and the runner will receive a dri-fit t-shirt. The Law Enforcement Torch Run® is the single largest grassroots fundraising effort for Special Olympics International. Michigan’s Law Enforcement Torch Run program raises funds for 20,797 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. The two main goals of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® are raise funds and to create awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. As Michigan’s Special Olympics program continues to grow, more funding is needed to support the athletes and their families because there is no cost to participate. This is where the support of the law enforcement community becomes crucial. By getting more involved in Michigan’s Torch Run program you can help raise funds and create awareness for our athletes. So come join the officer’s and members of the community to support these Special Olympics athletes.
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Kellie Murphy
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 989-774-3911
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Old Michigan State Police Post
Mission Rd.

Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
UNITED STATES

сен 17, 2015
11:30 PM - 1:00 AM

Lansing Midnight Community Run

The Lansing Community Run for Law Enforcement Torch Run will take place on September 17th. The Run will begin at 11:30 p.m. at Michigan and Capitol and will end at Grand River and Northwind (E. Lansing). Registration is $25.00 and the runner will receive a dri-fit t-shirt. The Law Enforcement Torch Run® is the single largest grassroots fundraising effort for Special Olympics International. Michigan’s Law Enforcement Torch Run program raises funds for 20,797 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. The two main goals of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® are raise funds and to create awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. As Michigan’s Special Olympics program continues to grow, more funding is needed to support the athletes and their families because there is no cost to participate. This is where the support of the law enforcement community becomes crucial. By getting more involved in Michigan’s Torch Run program you can help raise funds and create awareness for our Special Olympics athletes.
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Darin Southworth
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 517-243-1672
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State Capitol Steps
Lansing, Michigan
UNITED STATES

сен 18, 2015

Oakland County Community Run

The Oakland County LETR Community Run will take place on September 18th. This run is part of Law Enforcement Torch Run Week and benefits the athletes of Special Olympics Michigan. The Law Enforcement Torch Run® is the single largest grassroots fundraising effort for Special Olympics International. Michigan’s Law Enforcement Torch Run program raises funds for over 20,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. The two main goals of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® are raise funds and to create awareness for the athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. As Michigan’s Special Olympics program continues to grow, more funding is needed to support the athletes and their families because there is no cost to participate. This is where the support of the law enforcement community becomes crucial. By getting more involved in Michigan’s Torch Run program you can help raise funds and create awareness for our athletes. So come join the officers and members of the community to support these Special Olympians.
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Mark Boody/Corey Hines
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Oakland
Oakland, Michigan
UNITED STATES

сен 19, 2015
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Softball Competition + EKS Celebration

The Heart of Texas Area Softball competition will be September 19. Team competition and Individual Skills will occur. The event begins with Opening Ceremonies at 9:00 a.m. During the competition, we will also honor the memory of Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver.
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Tommy Smith
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 254-230-4824
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Robinson Little League - Youngblood Park
200 E Moonlight Dr.

Robinson, Texas
UNITED STATES

сен 19 - 20 2015

Croquet Tournament

The Special Olympics Rhode Island and Special Olympics Connecticut croquet tournament will be held on Saturday, September 19th and Sunday, September 20th at Ocean House in Westerly. One hundred athletes and unified partners will be competing in this fun sport!
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Chris Hopkins
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 401-349-4900
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Ocean House
1 Bluff Avenue

Westerly, Rhode Island
UNITED STATES

сен 19, 2015
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Bocce/Softball Competition + EKS Celebration

The Special Olympics Texas: Greater Dallas Area Bocce & Softball Competition is an area-wide competition for athletes with intellectual disabilities. This event is hosted by the City of Farmer’s Branch. EKS Day celebrates the life of Eunice Kennedy Shriver and is a global call for people to commit actions of inclusion, acceptance and unity for and with people with intellectual disabilities. Eunice Kennedy Shriver’s actions helped open the minds and hearts of all people to the gifts and talents of individuals with intellectual disabilities. As the founder of Special Olympics, she demonstrated that one person could make a difference and change the world… and she certainly did just that.
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Alex Hubbard
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 214-943-9981
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Oran Good Park
13401 Tom Field Road

Farmers Branch, Texas
UNITED STATES

сен 19, 2015

World's Largest Truck Convoy

Once again truckers and Law Enforcement are teaming up for the annual World's Largest Truck Convoy event to benefit Special Olympics Wyoming athletes across the state! Come enjoy a day you are not going to forget starting with a convoy through the city of Cheyenne, lunch with local athletes and a grab bag filled with goodies from the 2015 World's Largest Truck Convoy!
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Stephanie Ferrell
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 307-235-3062
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F.E. Warren Air Force Base
Gate 2

Cheyenne, Wyoming
UNITED STATES

сен 19, 2015
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Phil a Palooza Fundraiser

Phil a Palooza is a new fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics Rhode Island. It is a fun day-long event for the entire family! A barbecue, pig roast, games and a live performance by 'Brother to Brother' band! It will be held at Vasa Park in Foster. $25.00 for tickets. Children 12 and under and Special Olympics Rhode Island athletes are free.
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Tracy Garabedian
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 401-349-4900
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Vasa Park
10 Boswell Trail

Foster, Rhode Island
UNITED STATES

сен 19, 2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Arkansas -- 2015 Truck Convoy

The Truck Convoy® is a celebration of the trucking industry and its support of Special Olympics. It is a unique one-day celebration in which law enforcement makes special dispensation and escorts a convoy of trucks up to 30 miles through their town.
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Camie Powell
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 501-771-0222
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Maverick Transportation
13301 Valentine Rd

North Little Rock , Arkansas
UNITED STATES

сен 19, 2015

2015 Truck Convoy -- North Carolina

We will be hosting the 2015 Truck Convoy in celebration of the truck industry and its support of Special Olympics. It is a unique one-day celebration in which law enforcement makes special dispensation and escorts a convoy of trucks up to 30 miles through cities and towns of North Carolina.
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Michelle Zaski
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 919-719-7662
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PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte
2200 Gateway Centre Blvd. Suite 201

Morrisville, North Carolina
UNITED STATES

сен 19, 2015
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Golf Competition + EKS Day Celebration

The Greater Fort Worth Area Golf Competition will be held on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Rockwood Golf Course. During the competition, we will also honor the memory of Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver.
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Cheryl Bledsaw
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 817-332-3433
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Rockwood Golf Course
1851 Jacksboro Hwy

Fort Worth, Texas
UNITED STATES

сен 22 - 24 2015

Camp Shriver

Camp Shriver brings together people with and without intellectual disabilities for training and competition. The primary goals are to provide another level of challenge and promote inclusion.
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Emma Rice
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 985-345-6644
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Magnolia Community Center
100 Central Ave

Jefferson, Louisiana
UNITED STATES

сен 22 - 26 2015

Health Screenings

A Health screening will be held on September 22 for all special institutions and will be conducted by the Ministry of Health. A Family Day for all special institutions, families, teaches, etc., hosted by the SOTT coaches will take place in an open Park from 9:00am to 4:00pm with lots of fun games, and other activities; food and music will also be provided
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Ferdinand Bibby
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 868-685-5689
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Lions Cultural Centre
Wrightson Road

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

сен 24 - 26 2015

Area Bocce Competition + EKS Day Celebration

Special Olympics Texas – Area 14 is holding their Bocce Competition on September 24, 2015 (Thursday), September 25, 2015 (Friday) and September 26, 2015 (Saturday) at the location listed below. This event will begin with Opening Ceremonies at 9 a.m., followed by competition. During the competition, we will also honor the memory of Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver.
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Luann Chastain
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 325-677-3200
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Centennial Park
2501 Maple St.

Abilene, Texas
UNITED STATES

сен 25, 2015
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM

Washington Center Challenge Day

This amazing day brings together Special Olympics athletes from the Washington Center School with volunteers from Bob Jones Education School, for a day of MATP competition. Join us at 10:00 in the Davis Field House for an energetic and heart-warming Opening Ceremony.
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Lara Ceisel
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Bob Jones University
Greenville, South Carolina
UNITED STATES

сен 25 - 27 2015

State Fall Games

The Fall Games offers a high profile, exciting event for approximately 1,700 Special Olympics Michigan athletes to showcase their skills in Flag Football, Soccer, Cycling, Softball and Golf. Flag Football at Chrysler Proving Grounds in Chelsea: Team Competition, Unified Teams, Skills Competition. Cycling at Chrysler Proving Grounds in Chelsea: Individual Events, Unified Teams. Soccer at Independence Park in Canton: 5, 7 and 11-a-side Team Competition; Unified Teams; Skills Competition. Softball at Canton Softball Complex in Canton: Team Competition, Unified Teams, T-Ball Competition, Skills Competition, Coach-pitch Demonstration. Golf at Eagle Crest Golf Course in Ypsilanti: 9 Hole Individual, Unified Teams, Skills Competition.
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Aaron Mills
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 989-774-4393
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Independence Park, Chrysler Proving Grounds and Eagle Crest Golf Course
Canton, Chelsea and Ypsilanti, Michigan
UNITED STATES


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