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North America has over half a million athletes participating in all 32 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.

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May 22, 2015 | SOI General: Headquarters

Remembering a Special Olympics Champion

By Kate McKenna

North Carolina athlete Marty Sheets has been a big part of Special Olympics since the very first International Games were held in 1968. He died May 19 at the age of 62. He leaves a legacy of bravery, perseverance and joy to all who knew him.View Story North Carolina athlete Marty Sheets has been a big part of Special Olympics since the very first International Games were held in 1968. He died May 19 at the age of 62. He leaves a legacy of bravery, perseverance and joy to all who knew him. Marty was a pioneer and a role model to younger athletes. He's been present for, or the center of, many important moments in Special Olympics history. He was there in 1987, marching in the Parade of Athletes with Team North Carolina and music star John Denver. In 1995, Marty got to sit with President and Mrs. Clinton at the Opening Ceremony of the 1995 Special Olympics World Summer Games at the Yale Bowl in New Haven, Connecticut. Marty is forever immortalized as one of five people with an intellectual disability featured in a famed portrait of Eunice Kennedy Shriver commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., and put on display in 2009. Read a full profile of Marty Sheets at the link below.

About Kate McKenna:I am the director of editorial and multimedia production for Special Olympics.
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May 18, 2015 | North America: Tennessee

Powerlifting Training at La Manga

By Chip Hultquist

Powerlifting coaches Farshid Soltani, Todd Youngblood, and Special Olympics athlete Dion Thomas at the La Manga Sports Training Resort

On April 16-18 2015, Special Olympics Powerlifting athlete Dion Thomas along with Special Olympics coaches Todd Youngblood and Chip Hultquist attended the International Powerlifting Federation's (IPF) Powerlifting Coaching Certification Course in La Manga, Spain.View Story On April 16-18 2015, Special Olympics Powerlifting athlete Dion Thomas along with Special Olympics coaches Todd Youngblood and Chip Hultquist attended the International Powerlifting Federation's (IPF) Powerlifting Coaching Certification Course in La Manga, Spain. Special Olympics participated in the training at the invitation of Mr. Gaston Parage, IPF President, as a way to strengthen the understanding and partnership between the IPF and Special Olympics. The training was conducted by Ralph Farquharson and Dietmar Wolf, both executive members of the IPF, and was designed to provide participants with the best scientifically validated powerlifting coaching techniques and processes. Among other topics, the training addressed proper technique, injury prevention, periodization and the role of the coach. The information provided at the training will be used to update the online Special Olympics Powerlifting Coaching Guide that should be available after the 2015 Special Olympics World Games.

About Chip Hultquist:Chip Hultquist has been involved in Special Olympics and open powerlifting for over 30 years as a coach, coach trainer, Unified partner, official and competition director.
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May 18, 2015 | North America: Virginia

Shared Values leads to year-round support in Virginia

By Jennifer Robinson

Davis & Green Electrical was first introduced to Special Olympics Virginia when one of our employees learned about Over the Edge Richmond and decided to start a fundraising teamView Story Davis & Green Electrical was first introduced to Special Olympics Virginia when one of our employees learned about Over the Edge Richmond and decided to start a fundraising team. Our first year, we raised $500. In 2015, our 7-person team raised more than $2,500 for Richmond's inaugural Polar Plunge benefiting Special Olympics Virginia! The more that our company learned about Special Olympics, the more we realized that we share many of the same values. At Davis & Green Electrical, we focus on and nurture the strengths and abilities of our employees - not their weaknesses. Special Olympics Virginia embodies this same philosophy, teaching us "that we are all vulnerable and valuable at the same time." Davis & Green Electrical is proud to be a sponsor of the 2015 Virginia Summer Games next month and looks forward to helping nurture the athletic achievements of children and adults who will be participating. Game On!

About Jennifer Robinson:I am Marketing Coordinator for Davis & Green Electrical in Richmond, Virginia.
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May 18, 2015 | North America: Southern California

Team Jeremai

By Nancy Vicario (mom)

Jeremai Noe Vicario

Jeremai Noe Vicario was born on December 14, 2002. The moment he came into this world, he astounded the doctors with his will to live. They felt his fragile heart would not last longer than 2 days.View Story Jeremai Noe Vicario was born on December 14, 2002. The moment he came into this world, he astounded the doctors with his will to live. They felt his fragile heart would not last longer than 2 days. He proved them wrong. That seemed to become the motto of his life. If you told him “no” he could charm you into a “yes”. If you said he couldn’t, he showed you just how much he could! Jeremai had a world to explore if only for a brief time. Through further exploration,Jeremai learned to love music, dogs, books, and his toys. His adventurous side yearned for the outdoors to cruise in his little toy car. This little guy had such a happy disposition. His smile was contagious! And, he was always ready to strike a pose for a picture. Jeremai was clearly loved by his family and friends across several states. In his 3 short years on earth, he has touched the hearts of countless people. He became a hero to all of us. Jeremai will be remembered for his strength, resilience, and endearing smile Although Jeremai was never able to participate in the Special Olympics we as a family are very proud to participate in the Bull Canyon Run every year. We are honored to be able to help raise funds for other to participate in the Special Olympics. We know that Jeremai would have absolutely loved to have been one of the participants of these events..

About Nancy Vicario (mom):I know that Jeremai would have been very proud of his family in seeing the support that is give to Special Olympics events. No matter in which capacity you are able to help every bit goes a long way. Thank you to all that have represented Team Jeremai in one way or another and helped raise awareness of Special Olympics. Go TEAM JEREMAI!
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May 18, 2015 | North America: Alabama

Cap Heads to the State Meet!

By Jennifer Jones

For the past several years I have had the honor of knowing a very special young man, Christopher Alexander. Christopher, AKA Cap or The Mayor of Mountain Brook, has had challenges that most children will never have.View Story For the past several years I have had the honor of knowing a very special young man, Christopher Alexander. Christopher, AKA Cap or The Mayor of Mountain Brook, has had challenges that most children will never have, however for all of his challenges he has more than made up for them in other aspects of his life. His constant happiness is something you can’t mistake. My son and I have always said if you are having a bad day you need to stop by to see Cap and he will always cheer you up. His positive attitude is absolute and longing for adventure with his family is not hard to miss. At the age of 7 he became an honorary member of the Mountain Brook HS Marching Band and has never missed a game or an opportunity to march out with the drum line. Christopher has a deep love for animals and this past year he was chosen as a Junior Animal Control Officer. This past year he ran and now has qualified and to run the 800 meter for the State Special Olympics at Troy University this Saturday. He is the only child representing his school at this years event, and hopes to make it to national and then international. His family and community could not be more proud!

About Jennifer Jones:My name is Jennifer Jones. I own my own business for marketing, social media and photography. Most of all I am Christopher's biggest fan!
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Upcoming Events Around the World


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Location

May 25 - 27 2015

2015 Special Olympics Ontario Provincial School Championships

Join us on May 25-27 in Oshawa, Ontario Canada as our athletes compete and show their skill in basketball, bocce, soccer, and track & field competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Oshawa, Ontario
CANADA

May 26 - 28 2015

Unified Relay Across America - District of Columbia Relay Legs

The Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America presented by Bank of America, is a once in a lifetime opportunity for America to unify to build communities of respect and inclusion. Over the course of 46 days, in a hand-to-hand exchange, people throughout the nation will carry the Special Olympics Flame of Hope across the country and deliver it to Los Angeles for the Special Olympics World Games. The Unified Relay will be three simultaneous routes hitting all 50 states and will be led by celebrity and Special Olympics athlete co-captains and supported by law enforcement officers. The District of Columbia relay legs will begin on May 26th in downtown Washington DC at 7:00 AM, continuing through the Arboretum, then a second relay leg, Colmar Manor to College Park will be run from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Thursday May 28th the relay continues with a relay leg from Largo to Barney Circle taking place between 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM and then with a final opportunity to participate from DC to Alexandria between 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM.
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Maria-Nelly Johnson
Email: mjohnson@specialolympicsdc.org
Phone: 202-408-2640
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Downtown DC to Arboretum (White): Between 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM
Washington DC, District of Columbia
UNITED STATES

May 26, 2015
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saginaw Tip-A-Cop

The Midland Tip-A-Cop will take place on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 from 4-8 pm at Bennigans. Police Officers volunteer their time and energy to help raise money for Michigan Special Olympics and all the athletes who are involved in the program. The officers help Bennigans Wait Staff and earn tips to help support the Michigan Special Olympics. Please join the us by visiting Bennigans on May 26th. Help make this an even bigger event than last year by telling friends and family members to enjoy a delicious dinner and help raise money for thousands of special athletes who count on the support from people like you.
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Andrea Rachko
Email: rachk1am@cmich.edu
Phone: 989-774-3911
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Bennigans
3095 Tittabawassee Rd

Saginaw, Michigan
UNITED STATES

May 26, 2015
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Midland Tip-A-Cop

The Midland Tip-A-Cop will take place on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 from 4-8 pm at Bennigans. Police Officers volunteer their time and energy to help raise money for Michigan Special Olympics and all the athletes who are involved in the program. The officers help Bennigans Wait Staff and earn tips to help support the Michigan Special Olympics. Please join the us by visiting Bennigans on May 26th. Help make this an even bigger event than last year by telling friends and family members to enjoy a delicious dinner and help raise money for thousands of special athletes who count on the support from people like you.
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Andrea Rachko
Email: rachk1am@cmich.edu
Phone: 989-774-3911
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Bennigans
6603 Eastman Ave

Midland, Michigan
UNITED STATES

May 26, 2015
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Mt. Pleasant Tip-a-Cop

Mt. Pleasant Tip-A-Cop will take place on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 from 4-8 pm at Bennigans. Police Officers volunteer their time and energy to help raise money for Michigan Special Olympics and all the athletes who are involved in the program. The officers help Bennigans Wait Staff and earn tips to help support the Michigan Special Olympics. Please join the us by visiting Bennigans on May 26th. Help make this an even bigger event than last year by telling friends and family members to enjoy a delicious dinner and help raise money for thousands of special athletes who count on the support from people like you.
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Andrea Rachko
Email: rachk1am@cmich.edu
Phone: 989-774-3911
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Bennigans
2424 S. Mission St

Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
UNITED STATES

May 26, 2015
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Midland Tip-A-Cop

The Midland Tip-A-Cop will take place on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 from 4-8 pm at Bennigans. Police Officers volunteer their time and energy to help raise money for Michigan Special Olympics and all the athletes who are involved in the program. The officers help Bennigans Wait Staff and earn tips to help support the Michigan Special Olympics. Please join the us by visiting Bennigans on May 26th. Help make this an even bigger event than last year by telling friends and family members to enjoy a delicious dinner and help raise money for thousands of special athletes who count on the support from people like you.
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Andrea Rachko
Email: rachk1am@cmich.edu
Phone: 989-774-3911
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Bennigans
6603 Eastman Ave

Midland, Michigan
UNITED STATES

May 26, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Baltimore Unified Relay Community Celebration

As the Flame of Hope passes through your community, join Special Olympics in celebrating the road to the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles. Buy your tickets today and celebrate Special Olympics while watching the Baltimore Orioles take on the Toronto Blues Jays.
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Camden Yards
Baltimore, Maryland
UNITED STATES

May 26, 2015
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Montpelier Unified Relay Community Celebration

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Vermont State House
115 State St.

Montpelier , Vermont
UNITED STATES

May 26, 2015
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

West Palm Beach Unified Relay Community Celebration

As the Flame of Hope passes through your community, join Special Olympics in celebrating the road to the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles. Enjoy great music and good times as Tiempo Libre join Special Olympics to celebrate the Unified Relay Across America.
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The Palm & Great Lawn
West Palm Beach, Florida
UNITED STATES

May 27, 2015
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Annapolis Unified Relay Community Celebration

As the Flame of Hope passes through your community, join Special Olympics in celebrating the road to the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles.
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Annapolis City Dock
Annapolis, Maryland
UNITED STATES

May 27, 2015
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Concord Unified Relay Community Celebration

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New Hampshire State House
107 N Main St.

Concord , New Hampshire
UNITED STATES

May 27, 2015
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Orlando Unified Relay Community Celebration

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Disney Boardwalk - Village Green
Orlando, Florida
UNITED STATES

May 28 - 30 2015

Michigan State Summer Games

The State Summer Games is the largest Special Olympics Michigan event with 2,600 SOMI athletes along with an additional 3,400 coaches, volunteers, chaperones, family members, volunteers and spectators attending each year. The State Summer Games is one of six annual statewide competitions for the athletes of Special Olympics Michigan. The Special Olympics Michigan programs are offered at no cost to the athletes or their families. The State Summer Games are proudly presented by SpartanNash, the only Statewide Premiere Gold Medal Sponsor of Special Olympics Michigan.
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Aaron Mills
Email: aaron.mills@somi.org
Phone: (989) 774-4393
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Central Michigan University
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
UNITED STATES

May 28 - 30 2015

South Dakota State Summer Games

This will be our 47th annual State Summer Games Competition. Approximately 600 athletes are expected to compete in athletics, aquatics, team soccer, individual soccer skills, powerlifting and volleyball. See you there!
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Johna Thum
Email: jthum@sosd.org
Phone: 605-331-4117
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South Dakota State University Campus
Brookings, South Dakota
UNITED STATES

May 28, 2015
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Boston Unified Relay Community Celebration

As the Flame of Hope passes through your community, join Special Olympics in celebrating the road to the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles.
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New England Aquarium
1 Central Wharf

Boston, Massachusetts
UNITED STATES

May 28, 2015
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Capital Kickoff

We would like to extend an invitation for you to join us on the steps of the Capitol on May 28th to kickoff the 2015 State Summer Games for Special Olympics. In 2015 Michigan's Law Enforcement Torch Run is celebrating its 31st Anniversary and it would be our honor to have you attend this event. The Law Enforcement Torch Run will be having a short ceremony to kick off the 70 mile relay run to the State Summer Games Opening Ceremonies in Mt. Pleasant.
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Andrea Rachko
Email: rachk1am@cmich.edu
Phone: 989-774-3911
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Capital Steps
Lansing, Michigan
UNITED STATES

May 28, 2015
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Jacksonville Unified Relay Community Celebration

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Jacksonville Landing
2 W Independent Dr.

Jacksonville , Florida
UNITED STATES

May 29 - 31 2015

New Mexico State Summer Games

Join us for the largest state competition of the year May 29-31. Athletes from across the state will compete in track & field, bocce, and Unified volleyball at the University of New Mexico Track and Field Stadium. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. Hope to see you there!
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University of New Mexico Track and Field Stadium
Albuquerque, New Mexico
UNITED STATES

May 29 - 31 2015

Missouri State Summer Games

Join us May 29-31 for the 2015 Missouri State Summer Games in Springfield Missouri as our athletes showcase their skills over 3 days of sports competition. Athletes will compete in aquatics, soccer, track and field, powerlifting, and volleyball. For more details about the event please refer to link and contact info below.
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Susan Shaffer
Email: shaffer@somo.org
Phone: 573-635-1660
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Springfield, Missouri
UNITED STATES

May 29 - 31 2015

Rhode Island State Summer Games

Join us May 29-31 at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, Rhode Island as over 1,500 athletes from across the state of Rhode Island compete in athletics, aquatics, cycling, bowling, motor activities training program, soccer, and powerlifting! For more details please use the contact information below.
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Chris Hopkins
Email: chris@specialolympicsri.org
Phone: (401) 349-4900
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University of Rhode Island
45 Upper College Road

Kingston, Rhode Island
UNITED STATES

May 29 - 31 2015

Hawaii State Summer Games

Over 1,000 Athletes and Coaches from throughout the state will participate in our Summer Games at the University of Hawaii and Central Oahu Regional Park. Athletes began training in February and are competing in Area and Regional competitions from the end of March through the beginning of May in preparation for the Summer Games. Competition will be held in powerlifting, softball, swimming and track and field.
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Phone: 808-943-8808
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University of Hawaii
Honolulu, Hawaii
UNITED STATES

May 29 - 31 2015

Vermont State Summer Games

The Special Olympics Vermont Summer Games will involve over 400 athletes and partners. Competition will take place at the University of Vermont athletic facilities (aquatics, athletics, bocce) and the Williston Recreation Fields (softball). Two other staple events at the Summer Games will include our Healthy Athletes program and the culmination of our Law Enforcement Torch Run.
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Various Venues
Fairfax, Vermont
UNITED STATES

May 29 - 31 2015

North Carolina State Summer Games

Come and cheer on our athletes as they demonstrate their courage and determination during Summer Sports competition. This event will be held on May 29-31 in Raleigh and Cary, North Carolina. Support our athletes and experience sports in its truest form. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Special Olympics North Carolina
Phone: 919-719-7662
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Various Venues
Raleigh and Cary, North Carolina
UNITED STATES

May 29 - 31 2015

Georgia State Summer Games

Join us May 29-31 at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia as our athletes compete and show their skill in Summer Games sports competition. Sport events will include aquatics, athletics, soccer, badminton, volleyball, tennis, gymnastics, and table tennis. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Special Olympics Georgia
Phone: 770-414-9390 ext 120
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Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia
UNITED STATES

May 29 - 31 2015

Washington State Summer Games

Come and cheer on our athletes as they demonstrate their courage and determination during Summer Sports competition. This event will be held on May 29-31 at Joint Base Lewis McChord in Tacoma, Washington. Support our athletes and experience sports in its truest form. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Special Olympics Washington
Email: info@sowa.org
Phone: 206-362-4949
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Joint Base Lewis McChord
Tacoma, Washington
UNITED STATES

May 29 - 30 2015

North Dakota State Summer Games

Want to experience Summer Sports competition in its purest form? Come to Davies High School in Fargo, North Dakota on May 29-30 to cheer on our athletes as they leave it all out there on the playing field. Be a fan of the Special Olympics and help us promote the joy of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Special Olympics North Dakota
Phone: 701-746-0331
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Davies High School
Fargo, North Dakota
UNITED STATES

May 29, 2015
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Richmond Unified Relay Community Celebration

As the Flame of Hope passes through your community, join Special Olympics in celebrating the road to the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles. Buy your tickets today and Enjoy music from Foreigner as the torch passes through Richmond.
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Innsbrook Amphitheatre
4901 Lake Brook Dr.

Glen Allen, Virginia
UNITED STATES

May 29, 2015
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Providence Unified Relay Community Celebration

UseAs the Flame of Hope passes through your community, join Special Olympics in celebrating the road to the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles.
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University of Rhode Island
45 Upper College Rd.

Kingston, Rhode Island
UNITED STATES

May 29, 2015
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Savannah Unified Relay Community Celebration

As the Flame of Hope passes through your community, join Special Olympics in celebrating the road to the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles. Buy your tickets today and support Special Olympics while watching the Savannah Sand Gnats take on Charleston Riverdogs.
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Grayson Stadium: Home of the Sand Gnats
1401 E Victory Dr.

Savannah, Georgia
UNITED STATES

May 30, 2015
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Charleston Unified Relay Community Celebration

As the Flame of Hope passes through your community, join Special Olympics in celebrating the road to the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles.
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Hanger 3 of USS Yorktown
Charleston, South Carolina
UNITED STATES

May 30, 2015
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Charlottesville Unified Relay Community Celebration

As the Flame of Hope passes through your community, join Special Olympics in celebrating the road to the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles.
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Downtown Mall Amphitheatre
700 E Main St.

Charlottesville, Virginia
UNITED STATES

Jun 1, 2015
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Albany Unified Relay Community Celebration

As the Flame of Hope passes through your community, join Special Olympics in celebrating the road to the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles.
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Empire State Plaza
Albany, New York
UNITED STATES

Jun 1, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Fayetteville Unified Relay Community Celebration

As the Flame of Hope passes through your community, join Special Olympics in celebrating the road to the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles. Purchased your tickets today to see the Cape Fear Heroes take on the Florida Marine Raiders and support Special Olympics!
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Crown Center
1960 Coliseum Dr.

Fayetteville, North Carolina
UNITED STATES

Jun 1, 2015
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Charleston Unified Relay Community Celebration

As the Flame of Hope passes through your community, join Special Olympics in celebrating the road to the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles. Purchase your tickets today to watch the West Virginia Power take on the Grasshoppers!
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Appalachian Power Park home of West Virginia Power
601 Morris St.

Charleston, West Virginia
UNITED STATES

Jun 2, 2015
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Raleigh-Durham Unified Relay Community Celebration

As the Flame of Hope passes through your community, join Special Olympics in celebrating the road to the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles. Join the Durham Bulls in supporting Special Olympics as they take on the Charlotte Knights, purchase your tickets today!
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Durham Bulls Athletic Park
409 Blackwell St.

Durham, North Carolina
UNITED STATES

Jun 3, 2015
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Cincinnati Unified Relay Community Celebration

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Yeatman's Cove Park
705 E Pete Rose Way

Cincinnati , Ohio
UNITED STATES

Jun 3, 2015
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

New York City Unified Relay Community Celebration

As the Flame of Hope passes through your community, join Special Olympics in celebrating the road to the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles.
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Bryant Park
New York City, New York
UNITED STATES

Jun 4 - 6 2015

Wisconsin State Summer Games

Want to experience Summer Sports competition in its purest form? Come to Stevens Point, Wisconsin on June 4-6 to cheer on our athletes as they leave it all out there on the playing field. Be a fan of the Special Olympics and help us promote the joy of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Phone: 608-222-1324
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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
UNITED STATES

Jun 4, 2015
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Charlotte Unified Relay Community Celebration

As the Flame of Hope passes through your community, join Special Olympics in celebrating the road to the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles.
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Nascar Hall of Fame
400 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd

Charlotte, North Carolina
UNITED STATES

Jun 4, 2015
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lexington Unified Relay Community Celebration

As the Flame of Hope passes through your community, join Special Olympics in celebrating the road to the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles.
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Downtown Lexington
Lexington, Kentucky
UNITED STATES

Jun 4 - 6 2015

Pennsylvania State Summer Games

The Special Olympics Pennsylvania Summer Games will be held at Penn State University in State College. The event will together over 2,000 athletes and 750 coaches from across the state. This is our largest event of the year. The Summer Games will feature three days of intense competition in aquatics, athletics, basketball, bowling, equestrian, golf, gymnastics, softball and tennis. Every race, every game, every competition held at Summer Games represents many weeks of training, preparation and dedication on the part of our athletes, coaches and volunteers. Spectators are welcome to visit any of the competition venues and cheer on the athletes.
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Penn State University
State College, Pennsylvania
UNITED STATES

Jun 4, 2015
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Philadelphia Unified Relay Community Celebration

As the Flame of Hope passes through your community, join Special Olympics in celebrating the road to the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles.
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Xfinity Live!
1100 Pattison Ave

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
UNITED STATES

Jun 5 - 7 2015

Kansas State Summer Games

Join us June 5-7 at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas as our athletes participate and show their skill over 3 days of aquatics, athletics and tennis competition. See you there!
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Tim Rehder
Email: rehdert@ksso.org
Phone: 913-236-9290 X 108
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Wichita State University
Wichita, Kansas
UNITED STATES

Jun 5 - 6 2015

Nevada State Summer Games

Four hundred athletes and their volunteer coaches will come together at the University of Nevada, Reno to experience the thrill of competing against other athletes from all over Nevada. After weeks of training and participating at a qualifying competition, athletes will compete in aquatics or track & field in state-of-the-art collegiate athletic facilities on the UNR campus. Over 500 volunteers were on hand to fill a variety of volunteer positions over the course of the weekend. Summer Games is the culminating Championship for aquatics and track & field and is one of the largest Special Olympics sporting competitions in Nevada. Spectators are welcome and admission is free.
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Harry Mong
Email: HarryM@sonv.org
Phone: 702-635-8237
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University of Nevada
1664 North Virginia St.

Reno, Nevada
UNITED STATES

Jun 5 - 7 2015

Alaska State Summer Games

Join us June 5-7 at in Anchorage, Alaska as athletes from around the state compete and show their skill sports competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Special Olympics Alaska
Email: info@specialolympicsalaska.org
Phone: 1-907-222-7625
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Anchorage, Alaska
UNITED STATES

Jun 5 - 7 2015

Maine State Summer Games

Want to experience what Special Olympics Summer Games are all about? Come to the University of Maine in Orono, Maine on June 5-7 to cheer on our athletes as they leave it all out there on the playing field. Athletes will be competing in athletics, bocce, Unified bocce, bowling and Unified bowling. Be a fan of the Special Olympics and help us promote the joy of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Special Olympics Maine
Phone: 207-879-0489
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University of Maine
Orono, Maine
UNITED STATES

Jun 5 - 7 2015

Connecticut State Summer Games

Come and cheer on our athletes as they demonstrate their courage and determination during Summer Games sports competition. This event will be held on June 5-7 at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, Connecticut. Sports events will include athletics, aquatics, cycling, gymnastics and tennis. Support our athletes and experience sports in its truest form. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Special Olympics Connecticut
Email: specialolympicsct@soct.org
Phone: 203-230-1201
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Southern Connecticut State University
New Haven, Connecticut
UNITED STATES

Jun 5 - 7 2015

New Hampshire State Summer Games

Come and cheer on our athletes as they demonstrate their courage and determination during Summer Sports competition. This event will be held on June 5-7 at New Hampshire State Summer Games in Durham, New Hampshire. Support our athletes and experience sports in its truest form. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Special Olympics New Hampshire
Phone: 603-624-1250
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University of New Hampshire
Durham, New Hampshire
UNITED STATES

Jun 5, 2015

New York State Summer Games

Want to experience Summer Sports competition in its purest form? Come to The College at Brockport in Brockport, New York on June 5-7 to cheer on our athletes as they leave it all out there on the playing field. Be a fan of the Special Olympics and help us promote the joy of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Special Olympics New York
Phone: 518-388-0790
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The College at Brockport
Brockport, New York
UNITED STATES

Jun 5 - 7 2015

Kentucky State Summer Games

Join us June 5-7 at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky as our athletes compete and show their skill in Summer Sports competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Special Olympics Kentucky
Email: soky@soky.org
Phone: 502-695-8222
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Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond, Kentucky
UNITED STATES


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