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State Bowling

State Bowling

What is State Bowling? State Bowling is one of 9 state sports competitions. It is the culminating competition for those participating in bowling. State Bowling is hosted at Landmark Lanes in Peoria. Competition State Bowling is ...

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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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What It Looks Like to Win a Harley!

What It Looks Like to Win a Harley!

Want to know what it looks like to win a brand new Harley-Davidson Motorcycle? Check out the video below to see the reaction from the winner of this year's Harley-Davidson raffle. Next year ...

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Mother Travels Hundreds of Miles to Watch Jacksonville Athlete Compete at Fall Games

Mother Travels Hundreds of Miles to Watch Jacksonville Athlete Compete at Fall Games

David Long of Jacksonville may have had the supporters who traveled the farthest distance to watch him compete in the Fall Games in Rockford when his mother and her friend drove in from ...

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Training Session Prepares Athletes, Coaches Interested in Flag Football

Training Session Prepares Athletes, Coaches Interested in Flag Football

With the national, collegiate and high school football seasons well underway, Special Olympics Illinois is embarking on a journey of its own – flag football. On Saturday, Nov. 1, Special Olympics flag football teams ...

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Gordon Adams with the McKendree University bass fishing team

McKendree University Sports Welcome Special Olympics Athletes as Honorary Team Members

The McKendree University bass fishing team was joined by an honorary team member at its Sept. 27 Fall Invitational held on Carlyle Lake. Special Olympics athlete Gordon Adams joined the team as an honorary ...

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Young Athletes Spotlight – Sadie Fiedler

Young Athletes Spotlight - Sadie Fiedler

Sadie Fiedler is a well-rounded 7-year-old from Rochester who is a social butterfly and loves to be surrounded by friends. Although she's only in first grade, Sadie has already had a lot of ...

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Jacobs High School’s Special Olympics Program Blossoms

Jacobs High School's Special Olympics Program Blossoms

It was seven years ago that Jim Blaseck, a physical education instructor at Jacobs High School of Algonquin, began the school’s Special Olympics program. Previously, sporting opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities had ...

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