North America

North America has 544,581 athletes participating in all 30 sports offered by Special Olympics.  It is home to athletes from Canada, the Caribbean and the United States.  Special Olympics is dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition.

Stories from North America


April 22, 2014 | North America: New Jersey

Special Olympics Pioneers

By Mr. Stephen F. Coston and Linda Coston

Stephen's moment of truth came in 2009 when he shot his highest score with 11 strikes in a row for a 290 games. He shocked the whole entire amateur bowling program and showed what inclusion and unified sports is all about.View Story Two Special Olympics athletes from New Jersey went beyond the call of duty in making inclusion and Unified Sports become a reality. Stephen and Linda Coston were two Special Olympics athletes from Montvale, NJ who participated in the 2009 and 2011 state Games of America in a bowling competition against 200 amateur non-disabled bowlers. They achieved the vision of the speech in what Eunice Kennedy Shriver addressed in 1988. ("The right to play on any playing field, you have earned it.") Linda Coston won 2 silver medals and a bronze and her husband Stephen Coston won a gold medal, a silver and a bronze medal. Stephen's moment of truth came in 2009 when he shot his highest score with 11 strikes in a row for a 290 game. He shocked the whole entire amateur bowling program and showed what inclusion and unified sports is all about. He was awarded a trophy plague from the United States Bowling Congress. Linda and Stephen Coston fulfilled the destiny of Eunice Kennedy Shriver's vision.

About Mr. Stephen F. Coston and Linda Coston:I been a Special Olympics Athlete since 2006. I participated in Special Olympics before from 1973 to 1978. I left for other endeavors such as persevering on higher education after high school. Currently I am a Global Messenger and serve in the Special Olympics of New Jersey Athletes Congress. I came back in the Special Olympics in 2002 as a volunteer announcer. Then I got involved in the Unified bowling and bocce program of NJ. Then I was reinstated and return to the Special Olympics as an athlete. I am playing softball now with the Project Ask batters in Woodcliff Lake, NJ. I play first base and outfield. My highest bowling average is a 199. I hope and wish someday that I get selected to compete in the National games and the World games. I have a college degree in computers and I am working full time job as a Mailroom Supervisor for a Plastic Company called AEP. I am married and my wife is Linda. She also in the Special Olympics of NJ. She in bowling and bocce.
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April 22, 2014 | North America: Oklahoma

Motocross and Special Olympics Oklahoma

By Kristine Green

Motocross and Special Olympics

Our youngest daughter decided to take up motocross, and she wanted to do something special for her brother, so she asked if she could put the Special Olympics logo on her bike.View Story We have been active participants in the Special Olympics program for about 15 years. We were blessed with five children. Two boys and three girls. Out of those we have one child with special needs. We have been participating in Special Olympics for about 15 years and will continue as long as we can. Our youngest daughter decided to take up motocross in Oklahoma. We have been racing about 1 year and she wanted to do something special for her brother, so she asked if she could put the Special Olympics logo on her bike. It was all taken care of. So not only does she help and attend his events she also supports him in her sport of motocross. The graphics are amazing and I am very privileged to have the wonderful children I have.

About Kristine Green:I am a mother of 5 children and grandmother of 4 grandchildren. We are very active in sports and I have an autistic child that competes in Special Olympics.
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April 22, 2014 | North America: New York

Training for one of the biggest days of her life

By Amie Dugan

Jessica Spitz, 18, is training for one of the biggest days of her life. The Commack, Long Island, High School senior will be competing in the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games in the 100-yard dash and the shot put.View Story Jessica Spitz, 18, is training for one of the biggest days of her life. The Commack, Long Island, High School senior will be competing in the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games in the 100-yard dash and the shot put. "When you finish and you know you did a good job you just feel really proud of yourself," she says. "You feel accomplished." From the moment Jessica joined Special Olympics last year, she was hooked. "I remember the first practice I was really slow and I didn't really like running and I wasn't sure I was going to do it and I kept practicing and getting a lot faster and now I love running," she says. Jessica says "Special Olympics teaches you about teamwork and friendship that will just last a lifetime," she says. "All the friendships I've made and all the leadership stuff I've learned I'll continue to always carry that with me." Read more and see video at the link below.

About Amie Dugan:Director, Marketing, Special Olympics North America
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April 22, 2014 | North America: Ohio

We all have a purpose. We all have strengths...

By Morgan Allred

As student-athletes, we get thrust into a routine of practice and class. Working with Special Olympics gets rid of the ordinary in the best way possible.View Story As student-athletes, we get thrust into a routine of practice and class. Sometimes, however, we get tossed out of our routine. Working with Special Olympics gets rid of the ordinary in the best way possible. Greeted by warm hugs and unforgettable faces is uplifting and rewarding. I've been part of this program for 2 years and it feels like I have grown up with these athletes. Each person I hugged and high-fived remembered me and couldn't wait to play volleyball. As athletes, we get recognized by athletic directors, coaches, our conference. But being recognized by these guys? Incomparable. Loving these kids is something that truly brings purpose to me. The faces I have come to know and love are truly heroic. Each year, this event makes me step back and gain perspective. These athletes never fail to reel my mind back into what is truly important - loving others and realizing that "we all have our purpose and we all have our strengths," and how we use these qualities is up to us.

About Morgan Allred:Morgan Allred is an Outside Hitter and Defensive Specialist for the University of Cincinnati Lady Bearcats and is currently in her sophomore year.
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April 22, 2014 | North America: Illinois

Change

By Autumn

This year I participated in Project Unify and pledged to stop using the R-Word. I am now part of a group at my school that has organized a Respect Month.View Story This year I participated in Project Unify and pledged to stop using the R-Word. I am now part of a group at my school that has organized a Respect Month that is currently taking place in the month of April. I have been encouraging my friends to take the pledge and I believe it is very important to respect every one no matter what our differences may be. Because we may look different on the outside, but on the inside we are all the same! "I am not concerned with you liking or disliking me, all I ask is that you respect me as a human being." ~Jackie Robinson

About Autumn:I became a Project Unify member this year and am now participating in a Respect Month at my school. I hope to keep making a difference in peoples' lives and help people whenever they need it most.
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Upcoming Events Around the World


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Location

Apr 23, 2014
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Young Athlete Program - Kansas City

Join us on April 23rd at Lillian Schumacher Elementary Gym in Liberty, Missouri to participate in our Young Athletes program. Children ages 3-7 with intellectual disabilities are invited to participate. This innovative program engages children through activities designed to foster physical, cognitive, and social development. For more details and information about this event please use the contact information below.
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Mary Oyler
Email:welbornmaryb@gmail.com
Phone:(816) 736-5490
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Lillian Schumacher Elementary - gym
425 Claywoods Pkwy

Liberty, Missouri
UNITED STATES

Apr 23, 2014
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Central Area Track Meet- Waynesville

Join us on April 23rd at Waynesville High School in Waynesville, Missouri as athletes from the Central Area compete in track & field. Cheer them on and experience the power of sports. For more details about the event, refer to the link and contact information below.
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Diane Brimer
Email:dbrimer@somo.org
Phone:(573) 256-6367
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Waynesville High School
200 G.W. Lane Street

Waynesville, Missouri
UNITED STATES

Apr 23 - 25 2014

4th Annual Cops Working for Peanuts

Law Enforcement Officers from all over Anderson County will be waiting on and busing tables for donations. All money raised will support Anderson County athletes.
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Suzanne McMahan
Email:soscarea14@yahoo.com
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Logan's Roadhouse
3402 Clemson Blvd.

Anderson, South Carolina
UNITED STATES

Apr 24, 2014

DeSoto Local Track Meet - St. Louis Metro Calendar

Join us on April 24th at DeSoto High School for an exciting day of track & field competition. Cheer on our athletes and experience the power of sports. For more details about the event please refer to the link and contact information below.
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Jocelyn Diehl
Email:diehl@somo.org
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DeSoto High School
815 Amvets Dr.

DeSoto, Missouri
UNITED STATES

Apr 24, 2014
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Southwest Region Spring Games

Join us on Thursday, April 24th at Mt. Tacoma High School in Tacoma, Washington to cheer on our athletes from the Southwest Region. Our amazing athletes will compete and show off there skills in number of different sporting competitions. If you would like to volunteer for this event, please refer to the contact information below.
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Scott Friberg
Email:sfriberg@sowa.org
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Mt. Tacoma High School
4634 S. 74th St.

Washington, Washington
UNITED STATES

Apr 24, 2014

Charleston, Dorchester Counties Spring Games

Join Special Olympics South Carolina - Area 6 on April 24th at West Ashley High School in Charleston, South Carolina as athletes from Charleston and Dorchester Counties compete in track and field.
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Lynn Scott
Email:lynnscott3227@gmail.com
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West Ashley High School
4060 W. Wildcat Blvd.

Charleston, South Carolina
UNITED STATES

Apr 25, 2014

St. Clair Local Track Meet - St. Louis Metro Area

Join us on April 25th at St. Clair High School in St. Clair, Missouri as athletes from the Central Area compete in track & field. Cheer them on and experience the power of sports. For more details about the event, refer to the link and contact information below.
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Jocely Diehl
Email:diehl@somo.org
Phone:314-961-7755
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St. Clair High School
1015 High School Dr.

St. Clair, Missouri
UNITED STATES

Apr 25, 2014
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Applebees Tip A Cop

Come out to Applesbees in Warrenton and enjoy a good meal and chat with some friendly police officers on Friday, April 25th from 5pm-8pm! This is a great time to buy our famous Torch Run shirt or give a donation! Enjoy dinner out and tip a cop! For more details about this event, please use the link and contact information below.
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Anthony Thweatt
Email:thweattanthony@gmail.com
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Applebees
507 Warren City Center

Warrenton , Missouri
UNITED STATES

Apr 25, 2014

Southwest Area Spring Games

Join us on Friday, April 25th at Carl Junction School District in Carl Junction, Missouri to cheer on our athletes from the Southwest Area. Our amazing athletes will compete and show off there skills in number of different sporting competitions. If you would like to volunteer for this event, please refer to the contact information below.
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Stevie Lain
Email:lain@somo.org
Phone:417-624-5505
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Carl Junction School District
Carl Junction, Missouri
UNITED STATES

Apr 25, 2014

Area 13 Spring Games

Join Special Olympics South Carolina - Area 13 on April 25th at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina as athletes from Oconee and Pickens Counties compete in track and field.
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Dianne Russom
Email:russomsd@bellsouth.net
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Clemson University
Clemson, South Carolina
UNITED STATES

Apr 25, 2014
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Spread The Word To End The Word Pledge Signing

We are hosting a booth in the Northern Colorado University Center to promote awareness of why people should cut out the use of the R-word and to encourage pledge signing.
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Madeleine Raven
Email:rave1478@bears.unco.edu
Phone:3037041562
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University of Northern Colorado
2045 10th Avenue

Greeley, Colorado
UNITED STATES

Apr 26, 2014
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Special Olympics Missouri 5k Run/Walk

Join us on Saturday, April 26th to race and help the athletes of Special Olympics reach their goals. Registration for the race will take place from 8am-8:30am. The race will begin at the North Jefferson City Pavilion (Old Cedar City) at 9am. The entry fee for adults is $25 and $10 for children 16 & under. Medals will be presented to the top 3 finishers in all age groups as follows: 6 & under, 7-11, 12-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & up. Donations are welcome as well. Please make checks payable to Special Olympics Missouri. For more details about the event you can visit www.runjeffcity.org or use the contact information below.
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Adrean or Cheryl
Phone:Adrean-(573) 619-636
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North Jefferson City Pavilion
927 Fourth Street

Jefferson City, Missouri
UNITED STATES

Apr 26, 2014
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Kansas City Metro Area Spring Games

Join us on Friday, April 26th at Lee's Summit North High in Lee's Summit, Missouri to cheer on our athletes from the Kansas City Metro Area. Our amazing athletes will compete and show off there skills in number of different sporting competitions. If you would like to volunteer for this event, please refer to the contact information below.
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Sarah Bachand
Email:bachand@somo.org
Phone:913-789-0334
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Lee's Summit North High School
901 NE Douglas Street

Lee's Summit, Missouri
UNITED STATES

Apr 26, 2014

St. Louis Metro Area Spring Games

Join us on Saturday, April 26th at Westminster Christian Academy in St. Louis, Missouri to cheer on our athletes from the St. Louis Metro Area. Our amazing athletes will compete and show off there skills in aquatics and track & field competitions. This is a great volunteer opportunity for St. Louis area schools, businesses and families! To view volunteer opportunities and register online, use the link below.
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Jocelyn Diehl
Email:diehl@somo.org
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Westminster Christian Academy
800 Maryville Centre Dr.

Missouri, Missouri
UNITED STATES

Apr 26, 2014
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

King County Athletics Tournament

Please come join, volunteer, or cheer at this years King County Regional Track, Field and Athletics Meet on April 26th at Shoreline Stadium in Shoreline, Washington!
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Bird Folsom
Email:afolsom@sowa.org
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Shoreline Stadium
Shoreline, Washington
UNITED STATES

Apr 26, 2014
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

North Area Track Meet - Kirksville

Join us on April 26th at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri as athletes from the North Area compete in track & field. Cheer them on and experience the power of sports. For more details about the event, refer to the link and contact information below.
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Diane Brimer
Email:dbrimer@somo.org
Phone:573-256-6367
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Truman State University
100 E. Normal St.

Kirksville, Missouri
UNITED STATES

Apr 26, 2014
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Northwest Region Aquatics Tournament

Join Special Olympics Washington on April 26th at Marysville Pilchuck High School Pool in Marysville, Washington as athletes from the Northwest Region compete in the annual Aquatics Tournament!
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Madison Goverde
Email:mgoverde@sowa.org
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Marysville Pilchuck High School Pool
5611 108th St NE

Marysville, Washington
UNITED STATES

Apr 26, 2014
5:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Crappie Fishing Tournament

Head down to the lake and reel in some Crappie! What better excuse to spend the day at the lake fishing than to benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Kansas. Registrations are open for the Annual Crappie Fishing Tournament at Clinton Lake, Lawrence. Reel in the 10 best crappie for great prizes.
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Jana Fornelli
Email:fornelli@ksso.org
Phone:913-236-9290 Ext. 10
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Clinton Lake, Boat Ramp #2
1329 E. 800th Road

Lawrence, Kansas
UNITED STATES

Apr 26, 2014
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM

3rd Annual FunShoot

Come out and enjoy a beautiful Arizona day competeing against other trap shooters. Trophies in adult and kids catagories will be awarded. Registration is $30 and includes lunch. All proceeds benefit Special Olympics.
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Rachel Walker
Email:rwalker@azcorrections.gov
Phone:928-428-4698
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Safford Shooting Range
Safford, Arizona
UNITED STATES

Apr 27, 2014
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Mt. Pleasant Dodgeball Tournament

The Mt. Pleasant Dodgeball Tournament to support Special Olympics Michigan and Law Enforcement Torch Run will take place at Mt Pleasant High School Gymnasium on April 27th. Registration begins at 2pm and the tournament will go from 3pm-6pm. There will be a $160 minimum per team with 6-8 players per team. High school teams will receive a discounted rate of $10 per person. Minimum age to play is 14. All participants receive a t-shirt. Participants can fund-raise the registration fee and raise additional funds for Special Olympics Michigan using the link below. There will be awards for the most money raised, winning team and best costume. There will also be a silent auction, concessions and bake sale.
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Heather Fox
Email:fox1hm@cmich.edu
Phone:(989) 774-1178
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Mt. Pleasant High School
1155 S Elizabeth St,

Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
UNITED STATES

Apr 28, 2014

Special School District - Track & Field Meet

Join us on April 28th at St. John Vianney High School in St. Louis, Missouri as athletes from the Special School District Area compete in track & field. Cheer them on and experience the power of sports. For more details about the event, refer to the link and contact information below.
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Kerrie Townsend - SSD Special Olympics Office
Phone:314-989-7524
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St. John Vianney High School
1311 S. Kirkwood Rd.

St. Louis, Missouri
UNITED STATES

Apr 28, 2014
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Young Athletes Program - St. Louis Metro Area

Join us on April 28th at Whitfield School in Creve Couer, Missouri for a great opportunity for your young athletes to get an idea of the fun they can have with Special Olympics. We are offering a unique fundamentals of sports program for children with intellectual disabilities ages 3-8. Children will practice running, jumping, catching and much more! The event will go from April 28-May 12 every Monday from 6:30 pm-7:30 pm. To RSVP, please contact Aimee Loyet at loyet@somo.org or (314) 961-7755. We hope you can join us!
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Aimee Loyet
Email:loyet@somo.org
Phone:314-961-7755
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Whitfield School
175 S. Mason Rd.

Creve Couer, Missouri
UNITED STATES

Apr 29, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Springfield Young Athletes Program

Join us on April 29th at Campbell Elementary in Springfield, Missouri for a great opportunity for your young athletes to get an idea of the fun they can have with Special Olympics. We are offering a unique five week motor skills development program for children with intellectual disabilities ages 3-7. Children will practice running, jumping, catching and much more! To RSVP, please contact Stevie Lain at lain@somo.org or (417) 624-5505. We hope you can join us!
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Stevie Lain
Email:lain@somo.org
Phone:417-624-5505
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Campbell Elementary
506 S. Grant Ave.

Springfield, Missouri
UNITED STATES

Apr 30, 2014
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Young Athlete Program - Kansas City Metro Area

Join us on April 30th at Lillian Schumacher Elementary Gym in Liberty, Missouri for a great opportunity for your young athletes to get an idea of the fun they can have with Special Olympics. We are offering a unique motor skills development program for children with intellectual disabilities ages 3-7. This innovative program engages children through activities designed to foster physical, cognitive, and social development. To RSVP, please contact Mary Oyler at welbornmaryb@gmail.com or (816) 736-5490 ext. 2986. We hope you can join us!
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Mary Oyler
Email:welbornmaryb@gmail.com
Phone:816-736-5490
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Lillian Schumacher Elementary - gym
425 Claywood Pkwy

Liberty, Missouri
UNITED STATES

May 1, 2014

Special School District - Track & Field Meet

Join us on May 1st at Mehlville High School in St. Louis, Missouri as athletes from the Special School District Area compete in track & field. Cheer them on and experience the power of sports. For more details about the event, refer to the link and contact information below.
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Kerrie Townsend - SSD Special Olympics Office
Phone:314-989-7524
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Mehlville High School
3200 Lemay Ferry Rd.

St. Louis, Missouri
UNITED STATES

May 1, 2014

Special School District - Track & Field Meet

Join us on May 2nd at Hazelwood East High School in Hazelwood, Missouri as athletes from the Special School District Area compete in track & field. Cheer them on and experience the power of sports. For more details about the event, refer to the link and contact information below.
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Kerrie Townsend - SSD Special Olympics Office
Phone:314-989-7524
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Hazelwood East High School
11300 Dunn Rd.

Hazelwood , Missouri
UNITED STATES

May 1 - 3 2014

Summer Games - Arizona

Join Special Olympics Arizona on 1-3 May at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona as athletes from around the state compete in 3 days of athletic competition. Athletes will be competing in the following sports: athletics, powerlifting, kayaking, Unified kayaking doubles, softball, tennis and Unified tennis. Hope to see you there!
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Jamie Heckerman
Email:jamie@SpecialOlympicsArizona.org
Phone:602-230-9135
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Grand Canyon University
3300 W. Camelback Rd.

Phoenix, Arizona
UNITED STATES

May 1 - 3 2014

Summer Games - Wyoming

We are busily planning the 2014 Special Olympics Wyoming Summer Games, and hope that you’ll be able to join us on 1-3 May at Laramie Rec Center. Over 600 athletes and partners from around the state will be competing in aquatics, athletics, basketball and powerlifting. Don't miss out on experiencing the power of sport.
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Laramie Rec Center
920 Boulder Dr.

Laramie, Wyoming
UNITED STATES

May 1, 2014

Richland, Kershaw, Fairfield Counties Spring Games

Join Special Olympics South Carolina - Area 7 on May 1st at Westwood High School in Blythewood, South Carolina as athletes from Richland, Kershaw, Fairfield Counties compete in track and field.
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Westwood High School
180 Turkey Farm Road

Blythewood, South Carolina
UNITED STATES

May 2, 2014
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Breakfast of Champions Fundraiser

Come meet athletes and friends of Special Olympics Michigan and see why we are so much more than sport. Hear how your contribution can change lives and change society's perceptions. Breakfast of Champions Fundraiser: Friday, May 2 at Detroit Athletic Club. AGENDA 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. - Networking, Registration, Breakfast buffet opens; 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. - Program, Breakfast buffet continues; 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. - Support and commitment with continued networking
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Sarah Henry
Email:sarah.henry@somi.org
Phone:(248) 688-9603
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Detroit Athletic Club
241 Madison St.

Detroit, Michigan
UNITED STATES

May 2, 2014

St. Louis Public Schools - Track & Field Meet

Join us on May 2nd at Cardinal Ritter College Prep in St. Louis, Missouri as athletes from the St. Louis Metro Area compete in track & field. Cheer them on and experience the power of sports. For more details about the event, refer to the link and contact information below.
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Jocelyn Diehl
Email:diehl@somo.org
Phone:314-961-7755
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Cardinal Ritter College Prep
701 N. Spring Ave.

St. Louis, Missouri
UNITED STATES

May 2, 2014
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

2014 Unified Outdoor Bocce State High School Invitational

Unified Sports® provides a means which brings together students with and without disabilities in a fulfilling inclusion experience. Unified Sports® teams are composed of a proportional number of students with intellectual disabilities, other types of disabilities, and students without disabilities who train and compete together on the same team. This event is scheduled for Friday, May 2, 2014. Schedule: 10:00 AM Schools Arrive; 10:45 AM Opening Ceremony; 11:00 AM Competition; 2:00 PM Awards; 6:00 PM Departure To register to volunteer, please visit: http://www.somd.org/volunteer/volunteer-opportunities/
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Melissa Kelly
Email:mkelly@somd.org
Phone:410-242-1515 ext 142
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Washington College
300 Washington Ave

Chestertwon, Maryland
UNITED STATES

May 2 - 3 2014

East Region Spring Games

Join Special Olympics Washington-East Region on May 2-3 at Eastern Washington University to play along at this fabulous two day event! Featuring sports as varied as swimming and powerlifting. It's sure to be a great time for athletes, volunteers and spectators alike.
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Jill Ives
Email:jives@sowa.org
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Eastern Washington University
Cheney, Washington
UNITED STATES

May 3, 2014
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM

King County Soccer Tournament

Join Special Olympics Washington on May 3rd at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, Washigton at the King County Region's ultra Competitive Soccer Tournament!
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Bird Folsom
Email:afolsom@sowa.org
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Starfire Sports Complex
6840 Fort Dent Way

Tukwila, Washington
UNITED STATES

May 3, 2014
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tip A Cop - Corner Cafe

Join Special Olympics Missouri, the Kansas City Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies for a Tip A Cop at 3 Corner Café locations in the Kansas City Metro Area. Cops will be serving up breakfast along with the wonderful staff from Corner Café on Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m at three separate locations: 4541 NW Gateway Ave, Riverside; 8301 N Flintlock Road, Kansas City; 4215 S Little Blue Parkway, Independence
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Sarah Bachand
Email:bachand@somo.org
Phone:913-789-0330
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Corner Cafe (3 locations)
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Missouri
UNITED STATES

May 3, 2014
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Central Area Volleyball Tournament

Join us on Saturday, May 3rd at Jefferson City High School in Jefferson City, Missouri as athletes from the Central Area compete in an all-day Volleyball Tournament. Cheer them on and experience the power of sports. For more details about the event, refer to the link and contact information below. If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please contact Diane Brimer at dbrimer@somo.org or 573-256-6367.
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Diane Brimer
Email:dbrimer@somo.org
Phone:573-256-6367
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Jefferson City High School
609 Union St.

Jefferson City, Missouri
UNITED STATES

May 3, 2014
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Dare to Dream Golf Scramble

The 10th Annual Dare to Dream Golf Scramble is set for Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Swope Memorial Golf Course in Kansas City, Missouri. The golf scramble and auction benefits Special Olympics Missouri's athlete sports camp. For more information and to register online, please use the link below.
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Jennifer Rodvelt
Email:rodvelt@somo.org
Phone:913-789-0343
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Swope Memorial Golf Course
6900 Swope Memorial Drive

Kansas city, Missouri
UNITED STATES

May 3 - 25 2014

Give A Toonie. Share A Dream

Give a Toonie. Share a Dream - Staples campaign is a fundraising event in support of Special Olympics Canada. This fundraising event runs at local Staples locations in Canada.
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Debora Gemmell
Email:dgemmell@specialolympics.ca
Phone:416-927-9050 ext. 43
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Canada
All cities, All provinces
CANADA

May 5, 2014
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Young Athletes Program - St. Louis Metro Area

Join us on May 5th at Whitfield School in Creve Couer, Missouri for a great opportunity for your young athletes to get an idea of the fun they can have with Special Olympics. We are offering a unique sports fundamentals program for children with and without intellectual disabilities ages 3-8. Children will practice running, jumping, catching and much more! The event will go from May 5 - 12 every Monday from 6:30-7:30 pm. To RSVP, please contact Aimee Loyet at (314)961-7755 or Loyet@somo.org. We hope you can join us!
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Aimee Loyet
Email:loyet@somo.org
Phone:314-961-7755
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Whitfield School
175 S. Mason Rd.

Creve Couer, Missouri
UNITED STATES

May 5, 2014
11:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Swingin' for Special Olympics Missouri Golf Tournament

Are you a golfer? If you answered yes, then you should make plans to join us for the annual Swingin' for Special Olympics Missouri golf tournament. This is an Law Enforcement Torch Run Event(LETR) event hosted by Jefferson City Police, Missouri Department of Corrections, MSHP Troop F, and the Cole Co Sheriff's Department. This is a 4-person scramble with lunch beginning at 11:30am, registration will begin at 12pm and we will tee off at 1pm. The cost is $300 per team (or $75 per golfer) and there are sponsor levels available if your company is interested in sponsoring a hole.
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Crystal Schuster
Email:cschuster@somo.org
Phone:573-256-6367
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Railwood Golf Course
12925 County Road

Holts Summit, Missouri
UNITED STATES

May 6 - 15 2014

San Luis Obispo County Tip-A-Cops

Local law enforcement officers will trade in their badges for aprons to spend an evening serving you and raising money for Special Olympics San Luis Obispo County. At the Tip-A-Cop fundraisers, Officers, Deputies, Police Chiefs, and the Sheriff will happily wait on customers hand and foot. 100% of the proceeds raised at the dinners will benefit Special Olympics athletes.
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Bill Proll
Email:bproll@slocity.org
Phone:805-781-7369
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Event Center
San Luis Obispo, California
UNITED STATES

May 6, 2014

St. Louis Public Schools - Track & Field Meet

Join us on Tuesday, May 6th at Affton High School in St. Louis, Missouri as athletes from the St. Louis Metro Area compete in track & field. Cheer them on and experience the power of sports. For more details about the event, refer to the link and contact information below.
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Jocelyn Diehl
Email:diehl@somo.org
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Affton High School
8309 Mackenzie Rd.

St. Louis, Missouri
UNITED STATES

May 8, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

R-Word Awareness Choral Concert - Blaine High School

Blaine High School Choirs will partner with their peers in special education to perform a new piece of music written by Nathan Jones. Nathan's music will be written with accommodations to better include musicians of all abilities. The concert will serve as an R-Word Campaign for the participating students and the audience.
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Caroline Hand
Email:handx021@umn.edu
Phone:903-279-8290
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Blaine High School
Blaine, Minnesota
UNITED STATES

May 9, 2014

Special School District - Track & Field Meet

Join us on Friday, May 9th at McCluer North High School in Florissant, Missouri as athletes from the Special School District Area compete in track & field. Cheer them on and experience the power of sports. For more details about the event, refer to the link and contact information below.
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Kerrie Townsend - SSD Special Olympics Office
Phone:314-989-7524
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McCluer North High School
705 Waterford Dr.

Florissant, Missouri
UNITED STATES

May 9, 2014
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

McDonald County Invitational Track Meet

Join us on Friday, May 9th at McDonald County Schools in Anderson, Missouri as athletes from the South West Area compete in track & field. Cheer them on and experience the power of sports. For more details about the event, refer to the link and contact information below.
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Stevie Lain
Email:lain@somo.org
Phone:417-624-5505
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McDonald County Schools
100 Mustang Dr.

Anderson, Missouri
UNITED STATES

May 9 - 10 2014

South Carolina State Summer Games

Join Special Olympics South Carolina on March 9th - 10th as over a 1,000 athletes, coaches and unified partners will come together for 2 days of competition in 6 sports in the city of Columbia. Athletes will compete in athletics, badminton, gymnastics, masters bocce, powerlifting, softball, swimming and under 21 bowling.
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Kelly Garrick
Email:kgarrick@so-sc.org
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Ft. Jackson
Columbia, South Carolina
UNITED STATES

May 9, 2014
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Breakfast with Champions - Washington State

Breakfast with Champions is Special Olympics Washington’s jewel annual fundraising event. The money raised through this event fund the vision of Special Olympics, to help bring all persons with intellectual disabilities into the larger society under conditions whereby they are accepted, respected and given the chance to become useful and productive citizens. This year, Special Olympics Washington is proud to announce having athlete Tim Harris and Actor John C. McGinley as key note speakers! The mission of Special Olympics Washington is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Washington provides athletes continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympic athletes, and the community.
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Rhonda Watt
Email:rwatt@sowa.org
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Washington State Convention Center
800 Convention Place

Seattle, Washington
UNITED STATES

May 10, 2014
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM

2014 Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase

The Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase proudly presents a special performance to benefit the Law Enforcement Torch Run. The show will feature World's Funniest Cop Dwayne Gill, Esther Nevarez, D.K. Hamilton, Jeff Dwoskin and Dan Currie. The show is May 10th and starts at 5pm. Tickets are $20 each. If you have any questions or would like purchase tickets, please contact Garth Burnside at (734) 260-5850.
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Garth Burnside
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Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase
212 South 4th Ave

Ann Arbor, Michigan
UNITED STATES

May 10, 2014
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Show For Cause

Come join the Saint Robert Police Department on Saturday, May 10th in Saint Robert, Missouri as they host a car show with local vendors to raise money for Special Olympics Missouri. Event categories will include Concrete Crawlers, Show/Luxury, Motorcycles, U.S. Muscle, Classic, Open Class, Xtreme Off Road, and Imports/Sports Cars.
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Clayton Edmonds or Debbie Martin
Email:specialedmonds@yahoo.com
Phone:(573) 336-4700
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Saint Robert Police Department
194 East Lawn

Saint Robert, Missouri
UNITED STATES

May 10, 2014
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Fort Osage Track Meet

Join us on Saturday, May 10th at Fort Osage High School in Independence, Missouri as athletes from the Kansas City Metro Area Area compete in track & field. Cheer them on and experience the power of sports. For more details about the event, refer to the link and contact information below.
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Sarah Bachand
Email:bachand@somo.org
Phone:913-789-0334
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Fort Osage High School
2101 N. Twyman Rd.

Independence, Missouri
UNITED STATES


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