Special Olympics Illinois Announces Partnership with Cole Kmet

Special Olympics Illinois Announces Partnership with Cole Kmet Special Olympics Illinois is pleased to announce their partnership with Cole Kmet, Chicago Bears tight end, to highlight the organization‚Äôs athletic, leadership, and volunteer programming statewide. ‚ÄúSpecial Olympics Illinois is thrilled to welcome Cole Kmet as a new ambassador for the organization. Cole has shown strong passion…

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9th Annual NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Basketball All-Star Game

By Daniel Smrokowski, Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger & Special Olympics Illinois Athlete Leader On Friday, February 14, I had an opportunity to be an athlete reporter at the 9th annual NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Basketball Game at NBA All-Star 2020 in Chicago. I attended this event, along with my SSIGM mentor & Chief…

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Believing is Achieving

Stefan Xidas, Special Olympics Illinois athlete, and dedicated Cubs fan pursues his dream of singing at Wrigley Field with help from two lifelong friends.¬† On Monday, September 10, Stefan Xidas‚Äôs dream came true. Stefan challenged Cubs Chairman, Tom Ricketts to allow him to sing the National Anthem at a game if he raised funds in…

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