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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.

Honoring Special Olympics' founder in sport and in spirit. Slideshow: Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day 2011
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Sports has the power to change lives. Read Michael's Story
Athlete and Olympic Gold medalist, Apolo Ohno. World Games Results

Stories from North America


三月 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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四月 11, 2013 | SOI General: Headquarters

保罗•伯曼在白宫接受“变革战士”表彰

By Karl Hejlik

十月二日,白宫接待了来自国际狮子会美国分会的超过一百七十名成员。作为当天活动的一个组成部分View Story 十月二日,白宫接待了来自国际狮子会美国分会的超过一百七十名成员。作为当天活动的一个组成部分,特奥健康运动员计划明亮眼睛项目创办人兼临床诊断顾问保罗•伯曼被白宫表彰为十一位“变革战士”成员之一。这十一位获得表彰的“变革战士”为他们的社群建设贡献投入大量心力与时间,他们与政府官员及狮子会成员们分享了其中的故事。据悉,“变革战士”是面向对社群建设作出杰出贡献的普通美国人而特设的表彰计划。

About Karl Hejlik:我是国际特殊奥林匹克健康与传讯调研资深经理
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十月 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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十月 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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十月 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

三月 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

三月 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

三月 7, 2015
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Fifth Annual "End the R-Word" Celebration

Join us on March 7th at Westmoreland Mall (Center Court) in Greensburg, Pennsylvania where will be hosting an event to spread the word to the end the r-word. The event is free to the public and there will be a banner to sign the pledge, activity tables, an interactive DJ, live performances, local mascots, t-shirt giveaways and Glitter Dot the Clown who will be making balloon creations for those who attend.
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Jared Roser
Email: roserj@westmoreland.swsix.com
Phone: 724-830-3617
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Westmoreland Mall (Center Court)
5256 Route 30

Greensburg, Pennsylvania
UNITED STATES

三月 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.
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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

三月 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

三月 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

三月 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.
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Krista Paulin
Email: pauli1kc@cmich.edu
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K-Wings Stadium
Kalamazoo, Michigan
UNITED STATES

三月 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

三月 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.
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Holly Claytor
Email: hclaytor@specialolympicsva.org
Phone: 804-726-3025
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Richmond Ice Zone
636 Johnston Willis Dr

N. Chesterfield, Virginia
UNITED STATES

三月 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

三月 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!
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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

三月 10, 2015
11:30 AM - 05:00 PM

Spread the Word To End the Word Rockin the Oval

Join us on March 10th at the University of Montana Oval (UC if adverse weather outside) in Missoula, Montana. UM students and athletes will be rallying together to promote inclusion and respect for people of all abilities!
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Samantha McLeod
Email: samanthajomcleod@hotmail.com
Phone: 406-231-6805
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University of Montana Oval
Missoula, Montana
UNITED STATES

三月 10, 2015

End the R Word

Join us on March 10th at the California State University Central Quad in Fullerton, California as we are ask students, faculty, and staff pledge to use respectful, people-first language. Participants will be allowed to sign a large chalk board and take pictures to show their pledge to "End the R-Word."
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Jocelyn Frierson
Email: jdfrierson@csu.fullerton.edu
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California State University
800 N State College Blvd

Fullerton, California
UNITED STATES

三月 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

三月 11, 2015
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Rocky Mountain College Pledge Day

Students, faculty, and staff of Rocky Mountain College are invited to take the pledge to not stop using the word 'retard(ed)' on Wednesday, March 11th (coming back from Spring Break). Prizes will be awarded to those who take the pledge!
For more information
Emily Schaff
Email: emily.schaff@rocky.edu
Phone: 406-489-1905
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Rocky Mountain College
1511 Poly Drive

Billings, Montana
UNITED STATES

三月 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

三月 12, 2015
12:30 AM - 1:30 AM

Spread the Word Rally

We are having a rally during lunch. It will be filled with speeches, from our Project Unified Athletes and partners, music, students pledging to not use the R word, cookies. We are also having a lip sync battle with the teams made up from our unified teams. Our focus is to have athletes and siblings talk about how it makes them feel when they hear people use the Rword. Mostly our event will be filled with unity and fun!
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Jane Whitley
Email: jawhitley@regisjesuit.com
Phone: 303-269-8127
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Regis Jesuit High School
6300 S. Lewiston Way

Aurora, Colorado
UNITED STATES

三月 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

三月 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

三月 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

三月 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

三月 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.
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Special Olympics Connecticut
Email: specialolympicsct@soct.org
Phone: 203-230-1201
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Holy Cross High School
Waterbury, Connecticut
UNITED STATES

三月 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

三月 14, 2015
8:30 AM - 3:00 AM

End The Word in Key West

At our Area 11 Games and in the weeks leading up to them, our Key West High Project Unify Club members will be soliciting Pledges. Project Unify Club members are emailing and using Facebook to gather online pledges. There will be a table at Area 11 Games for signing of a Poster which will be displayed at Key West High for the remaining month of March.
For more information
Ruth Holland
Email: ruthholland@specialolympicsmonroe.org
Phone: 305-923-0288
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Area 11 Bocce and Cycling Games
Atlantic Blvd

Key West, Florida
UNITED STATES

三月 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

三月 14, 2015
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Second Annual Basketball Invitational

Join on us on March 14th at Bees Landing Rec Center and West Ashley in Charleston, South Carolina as our athletes compete and show their skill in basketball competition. Events will include: Youth and adult – traditional skills; 3 vs 3; traditional 5 vs 5; Unified 3 vs 3 and Unified 5 vs 5. In addition this event, we will be hosting opening ceremonies and a dance at Bees Landing Rec Center on Friday March 13th at 6pm.
For more information
Jennifer Tissot
Email: MOLIZONJ@charleston-sc.gov
Phone: 843-708-3651
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Bees Landing Rec Center & West Ashley High School
Charleston, South Carolina
UNITED STATES

三月 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

三月 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

三月 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

三月 17 - 20 2015

Spread the Word to End the R-word

Join us on March 17th at Mountain Vista Home School Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado a we Spread the word to end the R-Word and change it to mean respect. For more information please use the contact information below.
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Julie Moses
Email: jmsunset7@gmail.com
Phone: 719-685-0322
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2400 Slater Ave

Colorado Springs , Colorado, 80905
UNITED STATES

三月 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

三月 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

三月 20, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

10th Annual Lowcountry Bowling Tournament

Join us March 20th at Ashley Lanes in Charleston, South Carolina as our as athletes compete and show their skill in bowling 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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Nathan Stewart
Email: nathan_stewart@charleston.k12.sc.us
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Ashley Lanes
Charleston, South Carolina
UNITED STATES

三月 20 - 21 2015

Virginia Basketball Championships

It's March Madness Special Olympics Virginia style! Don't miss a moment of our annual Basketball Championships in Stafford, including the GEICO All-Star Friday Night basketball challenge, athlete and coach shootouts, the Victory Dance, plus skills, half court, and full court action all day Saturday. Event Volunteer roles are covered by Stafford County schools, but we need FANS for our athletes! Make Basketball Championships special - Volunteer 2 Cheer! Visit volunteer2cheer.com to sign up to be a fan and support our athletes with your cheers.
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Stafford County Schools
Stafford, Virginia
UNITED STATES

三月 21, 2015
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Summer Sports Coaches Training

Join us at the Boys & Girls Club in Troy, Michigan as we host a scheduled Special Olympics summer sports training for athletics, aquatics, bowling, bocce, horseshoes and volleyball.
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Zach Warner
Email: warne1zd@cmich.edu
Phone: 989-774-7204
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Boys & Girls Club
3670 John R Road

Troy, Michigan
UNITED STATES

三月 21, 2015
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Multi-State Aquatics Invitational

Join us March 21st at Pullen Aquatics Center in Raleigh, North Carolina as our as 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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Megan O'Donnell
Email: modonnell@sonc.net
Phone: 919-818-4598
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Pullen Aquatics Center
410 Ashe Avenue

Raleigh, North Carolina
UNITED STATES

三月 21, 2015
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Powerlifting - APF California State Meet

This event is an APF sanctioned powerlifting competition with a full-meet consisting of the squat, bench press and the deadlift. Athletes can also enter a single event such as the bench only, deadlift only or both deadlift and bench only without competing in the squat. This competition is open to regular open lifters and there is a Special Olympics Division as well. The Special Olympian Division awards a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophy and medals to 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, etc. to each participant in the division. 24 hour weigh-in rule applies. There will be one weigh-in from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, March 20th, 2015, another weigh-in offered Friday, March 20th, 2015 between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. and again the day of the competition on Saturday, March 21st, 2015 between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. Rules briefing is between 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. The lifting will begin with the squat at 10:00 a.m. For more information and entry forms please refer to the contact information below.
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Eddie Hsueh
Email: cops.gym@gmail.com
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Buellton Community Recreation Center
301 Second Street

Buellton, California
UNITED STATES

三月 21, 2015
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Owen Sound Polar Plunge Ontario

The OLETR (Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run) in co-operation with Special Olympics Ontario is hosting a Polar Bear Plunge at Bayshore Community Centre to raise awareness along with money for the athletes and families of Special Olympics Ontario.
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Bayshore Community Centre
Owen Sound, Ontario
CANADA

三月 21 - 22 2015

2015 Basketball Tournament

Join us 21-22 March 2015 in Frederick, Maryland as over 400 athletes and 70 Unified partners from around the state compete in two days of basketball tournament action. Events will include 5 v. 5 traditional competition and well as 5 v. 5 Unified competition. For schedule and location details please refer to link below.
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Mike Czarnowsky
Email: mczarnowsky@somd.org
Phone: 410-242-1515
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Hood College
401 Rosemont Ave

Frederick, Maryland
UNITED STATES

三月 25, 2015
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Area 34 Bowling Tournament

Join us March 25th at Nortel Lanes & Monroe Sports Center in Monroe, Michigan as Area 34 athletes compete and show their skill in bowling 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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Kerry Simmons
Email: area34@somi.org
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Nortel Lanes & Monroe Sports Center
Monroe , Michigan
UNITED STATES

三月 25, 2015
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Wellness Fair

Join us on March 25th at Clairview School in Greensburg, Pennsylvania and come discover specialized resources to help you live a healthy and well-balanced life. Breaking the mold of typical health and wellness fairs, this event will prove to be more interactive and personalized to fit many unique needs. This event will include hands-on activities, health screenings, Glitter Dot the Clown (Balloon Creations), giveaways, demonstrations, access to multiple health and wellness tips and tools, and assistive technology and adaptive equipment on display. There will also be insight into a variety of specialized therapies available to you (ex. art, pet, aqua, music).
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Jared Roser
Email: roserj@westmoreland.swsix.com
Phone: 724-830-3617
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Clairview School
215 Donahue Road

Greensburg, Pennsylvania
UNITED STATES

三月 26, 2015
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Special Olympics Allegheny County IUS Indoor Bocce Championships

Join us on March 26th at Baldwin High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as we host the first ever IUS indoor bocce competition event taking place in Allegheny County between Baldwin, Carlynton, Elizabeth Forward, and South Allegheny High Schools.
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Eric Jankoski
Email: ejankoski@bwschools.net
Phone: 412- 885-7500 x8076
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Baldwin High School
4653 Clairton Blvd

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
UNITED STATES

三月 27, 2015
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Creative Expressions Art & Music Show

Join us March 27th at Greensburg Garden & Civic Center in Greensburg, Pennsylvania for a day of music and talent performances that will include people with intellectual disabilities and an art display showcasing the talents of local artists (many from individuals with IDD). MC Rocco will be on turntables and light refreshments will be served during this event.
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Jared Roser
Email: roserj@westmoreland.swsix.com
Phone: 724-830-3617
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Greensburg Garden & Civic Center
951 Old Salem Road

Greensburg, Pennsylvania
UNITED STATES

三月 27 - 28 2015

State Basketball Finals

Approximately 530 athletes and 170 coaches/chaperones participate in the state basketball finals each year. This tournament includes competition for senior male, female and skills athletes. Competition begins on Friday, March 27 and continues through Saturday, March 28. The Opening Ceremony and Victory Dance is March 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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Aaron Mills
Email: aaron.mills@somi.org
Phone: 989-774-4393
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Rockford High School, Freshman Center and North Middle School
Rockford, Michigan
UNITED STATES

三月 27 - 29 2015

Missouri State Indoor Games

The 2015 State Indoor Games will be held at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri from March 27-29. Competition will begin at 8 a.m. on March 27th and go until 6 p.m on March 29th. The sports offered are basketball and bowling. Athletes are allowed to participate in both of these sports.
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Susan Shaffer
Email: shaffer@somo.org
Phone: 573-635-1660
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Fort Leonard Wood
Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
UNITED STATES

三月 28, 2015
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Torch Run NC State University 5K

Join us March 28th at NC State University Housing in Raleigh, North Carolina as Law Enforcement from around the area host the The Torch Run NCSU 5K. Proceeds from the race will go to support athletes from Special Olympics North Carolina.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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NC State University Housing
210 Dan Allen Dr.

Raleigh, North Carolina
UNITED STATES

三月 28, 2015
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Run-Walk-N-Roll

5K/10K Run-Walk-Roll to benefit Area 7 - the Midlands Region - of Special Olympics South Carolina. 100% of proceeds go to provide competition and training opportunities for athletes in Lexington, Richland, Kershaw, and Fairfield counties of South Carolina.
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Wendy Redding
Email: wendymredding@AOL.com
Phone: 803-767-5427
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Swansea High School
500 East 1st St.

Swansea, South Carolina
UNITED STATES

三月 28, 2015
12:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Thunder Bay Polar Plunge Ontario

Join us on Saturday, March 28 at Prince Arthur’s Landing at Marina Park Boat Launch (Pearl St.Entrance) for the Thunder Bay Polar Plunge Ontario. The Registration Social will be held on Friday, March 27th at the Prince Arthur Hotel at 5:00 PM and 8:00. Late registration will be held Saturday, March 28th at Prince Arthur Hotel from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM. The plunge time will at 2:00 PM for Adult Team and Individual Plunge, 2:45 PM for Special Olympics athletes, and 3:15 PM for the Cool School Plunge. The Awards and Social will be held at the Prince Arthur Hotel. The Social will be from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM and awards will be presented at 4:30PM.
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Prince Arthur’s Landing @ Marina Park Boat Launch
Thunder Bay, Ontario
CANADA

三月 28, 2015
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Dickinson Polar Plunge

“Freezin for a Reason!” Raise money to support the athletes of Special Olympics North Dakota at the Dickinson Polar Plunge on Saturday, March 28th. We want 2015 to be our biggest and best Polar Plunge year ever, and we need your help! The Polar Plunge is an annual fundraiser organized by North Dakota Law Enforcement as part of the year-round Law Enforcement Torch Run to raise awareness and fund to benefit Special Olympics North Dakota. Polar Plunges offer a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations, and businesses to support Special Olympics North Dakota athletes by raising money and taking the plunge into frigid North Dakota waters. Plungers raise a minimum of $75 for the opportunity to take the plunge. Polar Plunge Schedule: Registration: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; Polar Plunge: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony and post plunge celebration will follow plunge. Have FUN! - form a team, create a fun name and crazy costumes with friends, co-workers, or classmates. No matter what, the Polar Plunge is all about Fun! For more information, please refer to the link or contact information below.
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Reid Huttunen
Email: developmentaldir@aol.com
Phone: 701-746-0031
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Dan Porter Motors
2391 I-94 Business Loop E

Dickinson, North Dakota
UNITED STATES

三月 28 - 29 2015

Unified® Duckpin Tournaments

Athletes across the state of Rhode Island will be competing in Unified Duckpin Bowling tournaments at Town Hall Lanes in Johnston, Rhode, Island. Athletes and Unified partners will compete in teams of 4. Teams will compete on a selected competition day. Saturday March 28th competitions will be held from 2:30-4:30pm. Sunday, March 29th competitions will be held from 12-2pm.
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Chris Hopkins
Email: chris@specialolympicsri.org
Phone: 401-349-4900
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Town Hall Lanes
1463 Atwood Avenue

Johnston, Rhode Island
UNITED STATES


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Raleigh, North Carolina 27609
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Email: Lynn Idaszak
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