Lisa Menichino Kicks off the CCIW Women’s Tennis Championship with the Opening Serve

Saturday, October 19, marked an exciting day for long-time tennis player Lisa Menichino. Lisa kicked off the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) Women’s Tennis Championship with an honorary serve. She has been competing with Special Olympics Illinois since 1985. Lisa cherishes Special Olympics for many reasons, some of which provided Lisa the opportunity…

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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 What is Outdoor Sports Festival? Outdoor Sports Festival is one of 9 state sports competitions. It…

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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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