Outdoor Sports Festival

Softball at Outdoor Sports Festival has been cancelled due to rain and unplayable field conditions. Golf is currently still running. WHEN: September 7, 2019-September 8 2019 WHERE: Rotary Park & Hickory Point Golf Course Decatur, IL, USA CONTACT: Nate Henry 309-888-2574 EMAIL   What is Outdoor Sports Festival? Outdoor Sports Festival is one of 9 state sports competitions….

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2019 Special Olympics Unified Sports MLS All-Star Match

MLS, ESPN and Special Olympics have teamed up to promote an environment of social inclusion by uniting people with and without intellectual disabilities through Special Olympics Unified Sports®. The cornerstone to the collaboration is the Unified Sports Soccer Exchange Program. Unified soccer teams travel to MLS markets to compete in exhibition matches scheduled in conjunction…

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Illinois Teams with a Unified Dream

Striving towards social inclusion through the Special Olympics Unified Cup Media Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsT6KwlQOq4 CHICAGO – The 50th Anniversary of the Special Olympics this year will introduce a new phase in the world of Unified Sports, a program that works to bring people with and without intellectual disabilities together to compete on the same teams. The…

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Just Keep Swimming – One Athlete’s Journey to Gold

Special Olympics gold medalist Amanda Bratton on family, motivation, and winning it all By: Lauren Hankins & Ellie Dennis SEATTLE  — Amanda Bratton has always loved the feeling of water. As a child, one of Amanda’s favorite activities was to submerge herself underwater to see how deep she could swim. The deeper she got, the…

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Meet Katie Millar: Powerlifting Champion and Leader

Illinois native stands out in a male-dominated sport APRIL 3, 2018 BY: Sudie Canada, Gabriella Robison- Sudie and Gabbi are Public Relations students at Pepperdine University. CHICAGO — Katie Millar is an inspirational woman. Her continued success in powerlifting, a traditionally male-dominated sport, is a testament to her determination and confidence. “When she competes locally,…

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