USA Games

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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My name is Novie. I’m an athlete, leader, and employee with a disability. I represented Special Olympics D.C. in Seattle, Washington, at the 2018 USA Games, and I work at Special Olympics International.
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Special Olympics has come a long way since 1968 and now it goes beyond just sports. In the past two weeks, the Landscape Podcast, a series of episodes highlighting people, programs and businesses changing the landscape for individuals with any type of disability, has focused on Special Olympics and ESPN.
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On and off the field, Kristine Hughes is a champion of inclusion. She’s a Special Olympics athlete, an athlete leader, a certified coach, and an official. She is also the Athlete Leadership Manager and a Sargent Shriver Global Messenger for Special Olympics North Carolina.
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Leading board members and stakeholders to ensure outstanding experience for athletes and driving organizational growth across Florida
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Finish Line Youth Foundation and Special Olympics 2018 USA Games partner Brooks Running are finalists for ESPN’s 2019 Sports Humanitarian Awards for the Corporate Community Impact honor for their work in providing 1,431 Special Olympics athletes Brooks shoes during the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle.
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Special Olympics Iowa athlete and USA Games powerlifting competitor Mitchell Betsworth will have his photo from the USA Games as part of Sports Illustrated’s Year in Pictures in their 12/17/18 issue.
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Q & A with Walmart about promoting inclusion in the workplace for employees with intellectual disabilities.
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Special Olympics International announced today that WWE Superstar, Big Show, will be the newest Special Olympics Global Ambassador.
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