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These stories are about the power of Special Olympics to inspire hope, confidence and courage. Special Olympics changes the lives of our athletes with intellectual disabilities but also our coaches, families, volunteers and others who have the opportunity to take part.
It is with great sadness that we share that after a long and valiant battle with Alzheimer’s disease, Bruce Pasternack, CEO of Special Olympics from 2005-2007, passed away on 13 January, 2021.
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Cameron Brate, a tight end for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has supported Special Olympics throughout his career.
Ben McBride is a volunteer football (soccer) coach from Special Olympics UAE. Prior to joining Special Olympics UAE as a Coach, Ben organized various sports programs for athletes of determination* for over 15 years.
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NFL Player Harrison Phillips Surprises Special Olympics New York Athlete Jacob Babcock.
SO Texas athlete Tank Schottle was featured in the AP’s One Good Thing series on December 31, 2020.
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Special Olympics Europe Eurasia is excited to announce that Special Olympics Italia Unified Partner, Gerald Mballe will join the regional team as the movement’s first-ever Advisor on the Special Olympics Unified with Refugees programme.
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The following is an excerpt from the article titled Building a truly inclusive organization published by Campaign US and written by Denis Doolan, Special Olympics Chief of Organizational Excellence.
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Special Olympics Chief of Organizational Excellence Denis Doolan shares his journey, and his steps, to diversifying leadership.
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Tim Shriver speaks with Special Olympics Wisconsin Athlete Cindy Bentley
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Throughout the Special Olympics community, 2020 has been a year full of unprecedented events and obstacles, many of which have never been encountered. As many things have changed, one thing has stayed consistent: the number of outstanding coaches still substantially impacting their communities.
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