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Winter Games

Winter Games

What is Winter Games? Winter Games is one of 9 state sports competitions. It is the culminating competition for those participating in Alpine Skiing, Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing. Winter Games is hosted at Chestnut ...

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First Look for Charity

First Look for Charity

    The 2015 First Look for Charity Auto Show Preview Event will be held Friday, February 13, at McCormick Place in Chicago, and we are honored to return as one of the 18 benefitting ...

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Polar Plunge

Polar Plunge

  What is the Polar Plunge? The Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge, presented by the Law Enforcement Torch Run and GEICO, is a unique opportunity to support Special Olympics athletes by taking a flying leap – ...

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Transforming Lives

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Shane Blake and Kambr Kutkowski at 2014 Fall Games

Growing Together - Partner, Athlete Bond Over Horses

Editor's Note: Kambr Kutkowski of Chicago is the winner in the 2014 Share Your Story contest. This is her story: I recall having this feeling in my stomach, the feeling that you get when ...

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20 Athletes Receive New Shoes from Finish Line

20 Athletes Receive New Shoes from Finish Line

On #GivingTuesday (Dec. 2), 20 Special Olympics Illinois athletes were invited to the North Riverside Mall and Fashion Outlets of Chicago Finish Line locations to be fitted for a new pair of athletic ...

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SOILL Hero Awards Honor Exemplary Commitment

SOILL Hero Awards Honor Exemplary Commitment

More than 110 guests enjoyed the 8th Annual Special Olympics Illinois Hero Awards banquet which celebrated the contributions of individuals, families, schools and businesses to Special Olympics Illinois. Awards recognized exemplary commitment that ...

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More than 1,600 Athletes Get Physicals at Chicago MedFest

More than 1,600 Athletes Get Physicals at Chicago MedFest

On Oct. 22, the United Center played host to student athletes, coaches, healthcare professionals and volunteers throughout Chicago. They were all there for the 16th Annual Chicago MedFest. Between 7 a.m.  and noon that ...

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Angels in the Alley

Angels in the Alley

On Dec. 6 at the Special Olympics Illinois State Bowling Tournament, two athletes had reason to believe there were angels in the alley as they bowled. One had lost her father and the ...

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Speakers Association Helps Global Messengers Find Their Voice

Speakers Association Helps Global Messengers Find Their Voice

Through a partnership that began a couple of years ago with the National Speakers Association of Illinois (NSA-IL), Special Olympics Illinois athletes have benefited immensely! Steve Beck, past President, and Lori Miller, current President ...

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