Championing Special Olympics Illinois Through Annual Polar Plunge

Championing Special Olympics Illinois Through Annual Polar Plunge   Emmerson Hjort, a 21-year-old athlete from Region I, has dedicated 14 years to Special Olympics Illinois, showcasing her sports abilities in gymnastics, golf, softball, and more. She actively participated in fundraisers like Red Robin’s “Tip a Cop” and Polar Plunge, raising funds and spirits alike. Emmerson…

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A Heartwarming Triumph in Galena

  A Heartwarming Triumph in Galena   The annual 2024 Special Olympics Illinois Winter Games unfolded in Galena this past week with an atmosphere of camaraderie, fierce competition, and unseasonably warm weather. Nearly 750 participants, including athletes, coaches, and volunteers, descended upon Galena for the event, showcasing their talent and determination in Alpine skiing and…

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Special Olympics Illinois Set to Host the 43rd Annual Winter Games in Galena Showcasing Alpine Skiing and Snowshoe Events

Winter Games Competition Page In an exhilarating celebration of athleticism, determination, and inclusivity, Special Olympics Illinois is set to kick off its 43rd annual Winter Games in the picturesque city of Galena. More than 325 athletes from across the state will gather from February 6 to February 8, showcasing their prowess in Alpine skiing and…

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