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From kids to communities, see inspirational examples of how inclusion is taking root, and leading to real change, both at home and around the world.
For Special Olympics Wisconsin supporters who missed out on the Polar Plunge due to COVID-19 changes, the organization is debuting a Sun Run & Solar Plunge to make up for it.
Rosemarie McCormick
His weapon of choice weighs just eight pounds, but when Joseph Velasco walks to the line with it firmly in his grip, he knows he is just about unstoppable.
Shared by SO Illinois
McGhee to go to Kazan, Russia as part of Final Leg team
Shared by Antonio Myers
Melton inspired by his experiences with Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools®
Shared by Daniel Curtis
Since she was born, Karissa Trinchera has been told what she wouldn’t be able to do things as a result of her developmental disability. But for most of her life, Karissa has been proving people wrong.
Shated by James Bell
A Bozeman couple donated $1 million to a Special Olympics Montana endowment that aims to raise $10 million.
Shared by Sidney Right
The idea behind the fundraiser is simple. If you donate a dollar, you receive a paper chain link. On the link, you write a name of someone special. In 2021, the community around Delta, Schoolcraft, and Menominee Counties, have a lot of love to share.
Shared by Antonio Myers
The coronavirus pandemic stopped many events, including some for Special Olympics Colorado.
Shared by Jessica Fiorello
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In the season of giving thanks, Special Olympics Hawaii is doing something new to raise money, and support local athletes this year, despite the Covid-19 pandemic.
Shared by Jason Smith
“No Shave November” is an awareness campaign during which participants forgo shaving in order to evoke conversations and raise awareness for cancer, along with a multitude of health issues and suicide prevention.
Shared by Rebecca Delavine
Special Olympics Connecticut has announced that Highland School, a Special Olympics Unified Champion School, is receiving national banner recognition for its efforts to provide inclusive sports and activities for students with and without disabilities.
Shared by Brian Gresham
People with intellectual disabilities are one of the most vulnerable populations to Covid-19, mainly due to their lack of access to healthcare. Here's how the @SpecialOlympics is doing its part on keeping these individuals healthy during the #CoronavirusPandemic (Source: QuickTake)
Shared by Randy White
Theodore Roosevelt High School has good reason to be proud. This year it became Iowa's first school to be recognized by ESPN and Special Olympics for its efforts to be inclusive of students with disabilities.
Shared by Mike Baker
Texas Tech has been included in a list of 36 schools throughout the United States that work to build a more inclusive community through its work with Special Olympics Texas.
Shared by Craig Lawrence
Pittsburg State University gets a grant to study Special Olympics Athletes. A $29,000 grant from Special Olympics North America will fund a research project involving 140 athletes across Kansas. That includes in Pittsburg and Parsons.
Shared by Brian Gresham
Kentucky State Police posts across the state are participating in a fundraiser for Special Olympics called Cover the Cruiser.
Shared by Brian Gresham
Jacob Sare smiled when asked about his accomplishments on the field of play during his two decades of Special Olympics competition.
Shared by Nikki Villaneuva
A Special Olympics athlete is making sure her friends aren't forgotten about during these tough times.
Shared by Eric Leclerc
The Orland Park Police Department is hosting a bike ride benefit on August 30 for Special Olympics Illinois.
Shared by Denise Absher
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