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


marzo 18, 2014 | SOI General: Headquarters

Unified on the Court in North Carolina

By Rebecca Ralston

Energy was high and the competition was fierce as students from the University of North Carolina, along with Special Olympics athletes from Orange County, took on the Duke Blue Devils and local Durham County athletes in the first Special Olympics Unified Sports basketball game.View Story Energy was high and the competition was fierce as students from the University of North Carolina, along with Special Olympics athletes from Orange County, took on the Duke Blue Devils and local Durham County athletes in the first Special Olympics Unified Sports basketball game. Despite a tight game and aggressive play, the home team pulled away with the victory – the game’s final score was Duke – 42, UNC – 37. Nearly 400 students and community members came out to support the teams and shared in the energy, passion and determination of Unified Sports.

About Rebecca Ralston:I work for Special Olympics Project UNIFY with a focus in Youth Leadership.
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marzo 17, 2014 | North America: Louisiana

LSU Unified Team

By Samantha McMillian

Through Project UNIFY and SO College, youth in Louisiana have found a voice and established themselves on 5 college campuses and in over 35 high schools.View Story Through Project UNIFY and SO College, youth in Louisiana have found a voice and established themselves on 5 college campuses and in over 35 high schools. Students throughout these schools have participated in the Special Olympics Unified Sports® program which pairs athletes with intellectual disabilities and their peers without intellectual disabilities. SO College allows students involved in their high school to transition and continue their Special Olympics involvement once they progress to college. If not for programs such as Unified Sports, hearing impaired athletes like Roy Mernard would sit on the sidelines. Roy is a local high school student and a member of the Special Olympics Louisiana LSU flag football team. He works well with his teammates, unified partners and coaches, he is finally able to compete in a sport that he loves and excels at. Partnering with LSU and this unified flag football game specifically has brought awareness to Unified Sports, SO College and will showcase the abilities of our athletes.

About Samantha McMillian:LSU Unified Team info
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marzo 18, 2014 | North America: Alabama

University of Alabama Unified Team

By Matthew Hood

"Team sports bring people together"- There is no better summary of Unified Sports. The team from the University of Alabama has been practicing together for the last few months to prepare for the big game against LSU.View Story "Team sports bring people together"- There is no better summary of Unified Sports. The team from the University of Alabama has been practicing together for the last few months to prepare for the big game against LSU. This time together and the shared experience of sport has helped create a bond among the team, true friendships that will last far beyond the flag football field. This is the beautiful thing about Unified Sports.

About Matthew Hood:I am a unified partner
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marzo 18, 2014 | North America: Massachusetts

Unified Track: Breaking Down Barriers, Together

By David Albertini

David Albertini, a Unified Sports partner in Massachusetts.

David Albertini, a Unified Sports partner, said, "Having unified track at our school last year was really fun -- it was amazing to see all of the athletes at Lunenburg High School running on the same track. While we may be all of different speeds and skill levels, we were all athletes."View Story Having unified track at our school last year was really fun -- it was amazing to see all of the athletes at Lunenburg High School running on the same track. While we may be all of different speeds and skill levels, we were all athletes and we were all looking to compete. There were no labels on anyone except for their lane numbers. This is something anyone would appreciate, runner or not. I have to admit that I was uncertain as to how this whole thing would work out, but after the first practice I realized we had a lot more in common that I thought. We were all athletes and wanted to get better and win. At the final meet at the end of the season with all the unified track teams, it was hot out and on an artificial turf surface, but it was so much fun to see every person on that track trying their best. There is something to be said about people who try their best and are proud of it. I think a lot of misconceptions and barriers came down during that meet.

About David Albertini :Starting senior year at Lunbenburg High School, Massachusetts, looking back on my first experiences with the power of Unified Sports.
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agosto 09, 2013 | Latin America: Panamá

México, Puerto Rico y Rep. Dominicana Softbol participan en evento de Softbol

By Alicia S.

Del 15 al 22 de Agosto, las delegaciones de México, Puerto Rico y República Dominicana participarán del 2013 North America Softball Invitational en Mercer County Park junto a atletas de Canada y Estados Unidos.View Story Del 15 al 22 de Agosto, las delegaciones de México, Puerto Rico y República Dominicana participarán del 2013 North America Softball Invitational en Mercer County Park junto a atletas de Canada y Estados Unidos. Con un total de 360 atletas y 96 entrenadores, éste evento servirá como inspiración para muchas personas a nivel mundial y una experiencia que seguramente dejará huellas en la vida de todos los participantes. La gran familia de Special Olympics América Latina les desea mucho éxito!

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Upcoming Events Around the World


Date

Event

Location

abr 19, 2014
7:30 AM - 4:30 AM

King County & Southwest Region Aquatics Meet

Join Special Olympics Washington-King County & Southwest Region on April 19th at Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way as we cheer on local athletes as they compete to swim their way to State Games!
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Bird Folsom
Email:afolsom@sowa.org
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Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center
650 SW Campus Dr.

Federal Way, Washington
UNITED STATES

abr 20, 2014

Special School District - Unified Bocce Tournament

Join us and cheer on our athletes as day of bocce competition kicks off at St. Louis Priory School and Visitation Academy in St. Louis, Missouri on April 21st. For more details about the event, please use the detail information below.
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Kerrie Townsend
Phone:(314) 989-7524
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St. Louis Bocce Club
2210 Marconi

St. Louis, Missouri
UNITED STATES

abr 21, 2014
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Young Athletes Program - St. Louis Metro Area

Join us on April 21st at Whitfield School in Creve Couer, Missouri for a great opportunity for children 3-8 years old with and without intellectual disabilities to learn the fundamentals of sports. The event will go from April 21-May 12 every Monday from 6:30-7:30 pm. To sign up, 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

abr 21 - 24 2014

Spread The Word To End The Word - Southwest Minnesota State University

There will be a week long booth set up in the lower student center, where students can learn about Spread the Word to End the Word and sign a pledge. Then on April 24th, there will be a panel of speakers talking about their involvement.
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Rachel Wendlandt
Email:rachel.wendlandt@smsu.edu
Phone:507-380-2634
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Southwest Minnesota State University
1501 State St.

Marshall , Minnesota
UNITED STATES

abr 22, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Young Athletes Program - Springfield

Join us on April 22 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! The event will go from April 22 - 29 every Tuesday from 7:00-8:00 pm. 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

abr 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

abr 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

abr 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

abr 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

abr 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

abr 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

abr 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

abr 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

abr 27, 2014

East Region Soccer Jamboree

Join Special Olympics Washington-East Region as over 150 athletes with and without disabilities will come together at Davis High School in Yakima, Washington to compete in what is sure to be a thrilling day of soccer!
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Jill Ives
Email:jives@sowa.org
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Davis High School
Yakima, Washington
UNITED STATES

abr 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

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
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, 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 - 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 - 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 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 - 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
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Trumbull County Invitational

An Invitational Track and Field Event for Special Olympians, hosted by Trumbull County Fairhaven, Girard City Schools and Girard/Liberty Rotary held on May 10, 2014 at Arrowhead Stadium in Girard, Ohio.
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Carol Kirsch
Email:carolkirsch@tcbdd.org
Phone:330-719-3289
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Arrowhead Stadium
200 S. Highland

Girard, Ohio
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
Phone:734-260-5850
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Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase
212 South 4th Ave

Ann Arbor, Michigan
UNITED STATES

may 11, 2014
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Spread The Word To End The Word

In my school we are doing a thing called genius hour, where we get a portion of our time in class to work on a project in our school or community. Mine is a fundraiser for my local Special Olympics. This will be a walk-a-thon where people can register and get sponsors for every mile they walk. My question is, Why do people use the R word in a dis-respective way?
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Morgan Noel
Email:monoel9@aol.com
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Fundraiser
1800 Clarke Drive

Dubuque , Iowa
UNITED STATES

may 13 - 16 2014

2014 Montana State Summer Games

Centered at Rocky Mountain College, with special events at the Metra and competition across Billings and the surrounding area – including local bowling, aquatics, kayaking, cycling, track and field and golf venues. The competition unfolds in a swell of intensity and joy. Athletes work hard to get to the Games. Following eight weeks of rigorous training, they are ready to demonstrate their skill in intense competition. They will not disappoint!
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Donna Diaz
Email:ddiaz@somt.org
Phone: 406-315-4207
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Rocky Mountain College
1511 Poly Dr.

Billings, Montana
UNITED STATES

may 14 - 16 2014

45th Annual Summer Games - Oklahoma

Join Special Olympics Oklahoma on 14-16 May at Oklahoma State University (Gallagher Iba Area) in Stillwater, Arizona as athletes from around the state compete in 2 days of athletic competition. Athletes will compete in nine sports: Athletics (Track and Field), Bocce, Bowling, Golf, Horseshoes, Powerlifting, Unified 3-on-3 Basketball, and Unified Softball. Other events include Motor Activities and Stars of the Future. Hope to see you there!
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Teri Hockett
Phone:teri@sook.org
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Oklahoma State University
Gallagher Iba Arena

Stillwater, Oklahoma
UNITED STATES

may 15 - 17 2014

South Dakota State Summer Games

Join Special Olympics South Dakota on 15-17 May at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota as athletes from around the state compete in 3 days of athletic competition. Athletes will be competing in the following sports: Volleyball, Soccer, Aquatics, Powerlifting and Athletics. Hope to see you there!
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Mistie Caldwell
Email:director@visitspearfish.com
Phone:605-717-9294
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Black Hills State University
1200 University Blvd

Spearfish, South Dakota
UNITED STATES

may 15 - 17 2014

State Summer Games - South Dakota

Please join us in the celebration of our largest annual competition! Athletes will compete in Aquatics, Athletics, Powerlifting, Soccer Skills, Team Soccer and Volleyball.
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Campus of Black Hills State University
Spearfish, South Dakota
UNITED STATES

may 16 - 17 2014

Florida State Summer Games

Special Olympics Florida’s Summer Games are the largest event on the calendar with athletes competing in athletics (track & field), bocce, cycling, soccer, tennis, and volleyball. This event is held annually at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and kicks off with an exciting Olympic-style opening ceremonies featuring the final leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run. It concludes on Saturday night with closing ceremonies and the much anticipated victory dance.
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ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
700 South Victory Way

Lake Buena Vista, Florida
UNITED STATES

may 16, 2014

State Summer Games - Tennesse

The 2014 State Summer Games will be held May 16th and 17th in Nashville, TN. Over 2500 athletes, coaches, volunteers, and family members will attend the two day event. Athletes will compete in seven sports (Aquatics, Athletics, Bocce, Unified Bocce, Powerlifting, Tennis, and Unified Volleyball).
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Meg Takahashi
Phone:615-329-1375
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Lipscomb University and Centennial Sportsplex
Nashville, Tennesse
UNITED STATES

may 17, 2014

Special Olympics/Therapeutic skate session

The US Figure Skating-aligned Diamond Edge Figure Skating Club invites you to its first ever Special Olympics/Therapeutic skate session for special needs skaters.
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Email:jonathan_784@hotmail.com
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Arkansas Skatium
1311 South Bowman Road

Little Rock, Arkansas
UNITED STATES

may 18, 2014
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Spring Games South - New York

We will be offering track and field events for young athletes and those who are ages 8 and up. The games will be consistent with all track and field competitions and must have a coach register the athletes.
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Brian Tenety
Email:btenety@yahoo.com
Phone:631-591-4624
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Southampton High School
141 Narrow Lane

Southampton, New York
UNITED STATES

may 29 - 31 2014

2014 Michigan State Summer Games

Join more than 2,600 Special Olympics athletes and 3,400 coaches, volunteers, chaperons, family members, volunteers and spectators at the 2014 Special Olympics Michigan State Summer Games. Opening Ceremonies are Thursday, May 29 with the Games running through Saturday, May 31. Ten types of competition are offered at the State Summer Games each year, including aquatics, athletics, bocce, bowling, gymnastics, horseshoes, powerlifting, weightlifting, volleyball, developmental athletics and motor activities training program. Athletes compete in State Summer Games after qualifying at local competitions throughout the year.
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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 30 - 31 2014

Special Olympics North Dakota State Summer Games

Our annual State Summer Games to include volleyball, aquatics, power lifting, bocce, and track and field events.
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Alex Sumner
Email:traindir@aol.com
Phone:701-746-0331
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Davies High School
7150 25th St S

Fargo, North Dakota
UNITED STATES

may 30 - jun 1 2014

Special Olympics North Carolina State Competition

Join Special Olympics North Carolina May 30th through June 1st in Raleigh and Cary for two days of state-level competition in aquatics, athletics, gymnastics, powerlifting, softball and volleyball. We look forward to seeing you there!
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Various Locations in Raleigh & Cary
Various Cities, North Carolina
UNITED STATES

may 30 - jun 1 2014

State Summer Games - New Hamshire

Join us on Thursday, May 29-May 31 as we get ready for the 45th State Summer Games at the University of New Hampshire in Durham. Athletes will compete in aquatics, athletics (Track & Field), bocce, and equestrian events. We had over 950 athletes compete last year and look forward to even more.
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Amy Petrie
Email:AmyP@sonh.org
Phone:603-624-1250
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University of New Hampshire
105 Main St

Durham, New Hampshire
UNITED STATES

jun 1, 2014
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Outrunning Autism

Heartland Endurance Sports is hosting a 2.5K Youth Race benefiting Autism Speaks as part of the larger Outrunning Autism event.
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TJ Tryon
Email:tj@coachtj.com
Phone:3177748762
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Promise Road Elementary School
14975 Promise Road

Noblesville, IN
UNITED STATES

jun 1, 2014
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Rock 'n' Roll Marathon San Diego

Run on Team Special Olympics Southern California in the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series – one of Southern California's most entertaining races. You’ll have the opportunity to dance in the streets of San Diego on June 1. Not only will you rock out to music at every mile, but you'll also raise funds for the rock star athletes of Special Olympics Southern California.
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Richard Fernandez
Email:rfernandez@sosc.org
Phone:562-502-1100
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Petco Park
San Diego, California
UNITED STATES

jun 1, 2014
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

2014 Special Olympics Powerlifting Toronto Open

Eligibility: All Male and Female Special Olympics Powerlifters, All Weight Classes Weigh in: 8AM (All Classes) Awards: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards in each class (Men, Women), Best Team Award Special Olympic Canada Powerlifting Rules will be enforced Lifts Contested: Bench Press, Deadlift, and Squat Note: One Piece Wrestling/Weightlifting Singlet - Mandatory Competition Apparel Entry Fee: To Be Determined Entry Deadline: April 19, 2014
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Chris Ball
Email:chrisball13@gmail.com
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Variety Village
3701 Danforth Ave, Scarborough, ON M1N 2G2

Toronto, Ontario
CANADA

jun 6 - 8 2014

Summer Games

Join Special Olympics Maryland June 6-8 at Towson University in Towson, Maryland as athletes from all over the state compete in athletics, aquatics, bocce, cheerleading, softball and tennis. We hope to see you there!
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Mike Czarnowsky
Email:mczarnowsky@somd.org
Phone:410-242-1515 ext 124
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Towson University
8000 York Rd

Towson, Maryland
UNITED STATES

jun 6 - 7 2014

Virginia Summer Games

Summer Games, our largest competition, is nothing short of legendary thanks to overwhelming support from thousands of local volunteers who brave the summer heat to assist Special Olympics Virginia athletes each June. Athletes come from all corners of the state to compete in swimming, softball, track & field, bowling and tennis.This event also features our annual Healthy Athletes expo, as well as fan filled stands, thanks to our Volunteer to Cheer program! Stay tuned to www.volunteer2cheer.com for cheering opportunities closer to the event date.
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Gray Miller
Email:gmiller@specialolympicsva.org
Phone:804-612-1608
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University of Richmond and Surrounding venues
Richmond, Virginia
UNITED STATES

jun 6 - 8 2014

2014 Special Olympics Summer Games Invitational

Please join Special Olympics California as athletes compete in aquatics, athletics, basketball, bocce, golf, and gymnastics. The Games will be held June 6-8, 2014 at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California. Along with competitions, the Summer Games will feature free health screenings, a Young Athletes Demonstration, games, live music, and an athlete dance. Bring your family and friends to cheer on and support our athletes. See you there!
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University of Southern California
850 W 37th Street

Los Angeles, California
UNITED STATES

jun 7, 2014
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Rafer Johnson Breakfast with Champions

Make the first meal of your day an Olympic one. Join us at the 2014 Rafer Johnson Breakfast with Champions. This breakfast brings leaders of the business and sports communities together to honor the accomplishments of Special Olympics athletes. Some event highlights include a Parade of Champions, Olympic Gold Medalist Rafer Johnson leads Special Olympics athletes, U.S. Olympians, and sports professionals to open the event. There will be Special Olympics athletes and parent speakers as well as a key note speaker.
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Maureen Barclift
Email:mbarclift@sosc.org
Phone:562.502.1135
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USC Town and Gown
620 W. McCarthy Way

Los Angeles, California
UNITED STATES

jun 8, 2014
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

K3 Cicero Youth Triathlon

Youth Triathlon including pool swim, bicycle ride through residential area, and run inside park.
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TJ Tryon
Email:tj@coachtj.com
Phone:3177748762
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Red Bridge Park and Marina
1187 Morse Landing Drive

Cicero, Indiana
UNITED STATES

jun 13 - 21 2014

2014 USA National Games

The USA National Games be centered in and around Princeton and the Greater Mercer County area. Venues will include Princeton University, Rider University, The College of New Jersey, and Mercer County Park. The New Jersey Devils have offered The Prudential Center as the venue for the Opening Ceremonies. The National Games will feature nearly 3,500 athletes competing in 14 Olympic-style sports, with the support of 1,000 coaches, 8,000 volunteers and an estimated 50,000 family, friends and spectators. Non-competitive special events will include the Final Leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run™ that will symbolize the start of the competition and Healthy Athletes, a place where the athletes can get vital health screenings. Youth and education events will also be held in conjunction with the Games as young leaders rally around making change for the better of the Special Olympics movement and promoting acceptance of those with intellectual disabilities.
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Greg Epperson
Email:gepperson@specialolympics.org
Phone:919-785-0700
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Several Locations - New Jersey
Princeton, New Jersey
UNITED STATES


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