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INCLUSION AROUND THE WORLD

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.

Christian Gerro, Matthew Anderson named Recipients of Special Olympics Nova Scotia Provincial Awards

Two Antigonish County athletes have been named recipients of provincial awards by Special Olympics Nova Scotia.

Nashville SC’s selected players for Special Olympics Unified All Star Game

Nashville’s Chris Parks and Adam Ramírez have been named to the 2024 Special Olympics Unified Sports All Star Soccer Game on July 23 at Historic Crew Stadium.

Special Olympics Unified Sports® soccer players to compete in MLS All-Star week festivities

Major League Soccer (MLS) and Special Olympics today announced the rosters for the 9th annual Special Olympics Unified Sports All-Star Game

Mike Alstott hosts bowling party for Special Olympics and ‘Camp Redbird’

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Mike Alstott (and family) will hold a summer bowling party for Camp Redbird participants and athletes from Special Olympics Florida on Friday.

Making a Difference On and Off the Field: Overberg and her Journey with the Special Olympics

Senior captain, Elizabeth Overberg shares her story about her work with the Special Olympics

Special Olympics champion inspires Team GB ahead of Paris 2024

A Dundee-born swimmer has shared her life-changing experience of winning two Special Olympics World Games Gold medals at just 15 years old, as part of a Coca‑Cola campaign to inspire British Olympians competing in Paris this summer.

Potsdam man to compete at Special Olympics North American Softball Championship

Curt Walters, Class of 2014 at Potsdam Central School, is one of 15 intellectually impaired athletes who will compete from the The Pasco Stars softball team.

Williamsport man lights Torch of Hope at PA Special Olympics Summer Games

A Williamsport man who has been lighting a torch and directing the pathway for dozens of Special Olympics athletes over the years received recognition recently.

Ohio Special Olympics Recognizes Local Athletes

Local athletes Frank Chatfield, left, and Jacob Hawk, right, will be recognized at the opening ceremonies of the Ohio Special Olympics on June 28.

SCV Diva Sharks Earn Second Place Finish In Special Olympics Basketball Tournament

The Diva Sharks traveled to Long Beach for the Special Olympics Summer Games and left it all on the court in their pursuit for a gold medal.

The former teacher empowering the next generation of Special Olympics stars

Hollie Murphy has competed for her native Ireland and the United Arab Emirates, but her greatest sporting legacy may be yet to come.

Jamaal Charles on the Andy Reid system, his Special Olympics journey | Second Acts Podcast

Jamaal on his connection to the Special Olympics and now being a global ambassador

Special Olympics and Topgolf to Partner in New Inclusive Fundraiser on September 27

Golf fans of all abilities can register now for the Unified Fore Joy ProAm

Meet the 2024 Southwest Florida Special Olympics Player of the Year Finalists

Unified Sports have become a staple in Southwest Florida schools and to support their growth, The News-Press and Naples Daily News annually recognize our area's Special Olympic athletes.

Special Olympics Gold Medalist’s Story Inspires those Around Him

"He’s always been very strong — surprisingly strong," Nick’s father, Patrick Weldon said.

Super Senior: Larry Sherwood can't wait to compete in the Special Olympics

At the age of 76, Larry Sherwood is one of the oldest athletes competing, and he can hardly wait for the games to get underway.

Special Olympics are serious fun for Stevensville athlete Chris Zier

You can’t miss Chris Zier at the Missoula Diamondbacks golf practice.

Athlete's dream comes true when she's surprised with entry into Special Olympics USA Games

Lumene Montissol is ready to make her mark at the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games in Orlando.

Q&A with Jenny Phelps: Bringing community together for Special Olympics Scotland County

Border Belt Independent spoke with Phelps about her first time helping with the Special Olympics and the importance of having this event.
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