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Illinois

Preparing for a big competition takes both mental and physical exercise. This month, I’ll share with you how I prepare for state competitions and my advice on overcoming any nerves. Personally, I’ve only competed at regional and state competitions for Special Olympics Illinois. You can apply the tips I share to national or world games competitions.
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Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras and New York Yankees infielder Gleyber Torres express their excitement about being named Global Ambassadors with Special Olympics athletes during Zoom call.
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All Special Olympics Programs are experiencing a new kind of normal in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, forcing all to go virtual this year.
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During the week of July 15–20 as our Special Olympics movement celebrates a Global Week of Inclusion, I would like to share with you how I will be showcasing inclusion and “celebrate togetherness.”
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On Saturday, May 11, 2019, Special Olympics Illinois hosted the 12th Annual Inspire Greatness Gala at the Fairmont Chicago.
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This video was made to mark our July celebration of 50 years of empowerment for people with intellectual disabilities.
Thomas is fast on the ice-- really fast. At 24 years old, he has put many struggles behind him. Learn more about him.
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