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Special Olympics North America Championship Wraps up Day Two of Softball Competition

On a crisp and chilly Saturday morning at Peaks View Park in Lynchburg, Virginia, Special Olympics softball teams from across the United States and Canada joined together for the 2023 Special Olympics North America Softball Championship. Teams, both traditional and Unified, started in a round-robin format.
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Special Olympics Coach Amber Radford Gets Creative During Pandemic to Keep Athletes Active

Amber Radford, a Special Olympics North Carolina coach, shares how the impact she has on all the athletes affects her. She details her start with the movement.
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Special Olympics Programs Around North America Recognize Outstanding Coaches

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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Special Olympics Programs Throughout North America Pivot to Host Virtual Summer Games

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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Max Visits Special Olympics Southern California

Teen Wolf star Max Carver visits Special Olympics athletes and employees in Southern California headquarters Long Beach, California.
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Special Olympics Announces Twelve Athletes Competing in NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Sports® Game.

This diverse group of accomplished athletes—including four individuals competing in Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019—will tip-off in an inclusive game with NBA and WNBA legends and players on February 15.
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Smithsonian Highlights Our Athletes, Our History

“Special Olympics at 50” exhibit at the National Museum of American History celebrates diversity and inclusion in sports
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How a Free Screening Changed Isaac “Joe” Crawford's Life

Suffering from headaches and often squinting to see better, it was clear Crawford needed to get his eyes checked.
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Gaston County 2018 Spring Games Set Local Record

Athletes enjoyed Olympic town and a 50 balloon release in honor of the 50th anniversary of Special Olympics. Learn about their record.
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