Pro Football Weekly to Commemorate 50th Anniversary

Special Olympics and Pro Football Weekly both turn 50 this year and the celebration has begun with Pro Football Weekly’s “Team for the Ages” campaign! Now is the time to select a roster of the 50 greatest players of the last 50 years, by clicking here. Fans participating in the selection process will be eligible…

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Kyle & Emma Hendricks: SOILL “Star Champion” Ambassadors

Special Olympics Illinois is proud to announce that Chicago Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks and wife, Emma, have officially signed on as “Star Champion” Ambassadors for the organization. Their ambassadorship journey began in May of 2017. “We can’t wait to get out there and spread the word…and do anything we can to help!” Kyle Hendricks, Chicago Cubs…

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Flag Football, and Athletes, and Bears… OH YES!

The students and athletes at Hersey High in Arlington Heights have become pros at the concept of inclusion, so it only seemed natural to take their example to the next level and get some other pros involved, too…including players of The Chicago Bears at the Walter Payton Center at Halas Hall. In the summer of…

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Peoria Speed Skater Attends Apolo Ohno Invitational

Illinois athlete Chad Gatlin of Peoria was one of eight Special Olympics athletes to receive individual instruction from U.S. Olympian and Special Olympics Global Ambassador Apolo Ohno at the 2nd Annual Apolo Ohno Invitational in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Nov. 13 Invitational featured eight of the world’s top Special Olympics speed skating athletes at the…

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Avril Lavigne “Fly”

Avril Lavigne has announced that she has written a song called “Fly” for The Avril Lavigne Foundation to support Special Olympics. The song will be released in advance of the Special Olympics World Summer Games, which will take place July 25-August 2, 2015. Proceeds from the download benefit Special Olympics. You can download from itunes…

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