Young Official a New Face Above Volleyball Court

Volleyball players, coaches and family members may have noticed a new face on the court during Fall Games on Oct. 23, 2016. The fresh face on the scene was Orintho Farris, an official who is also a student at Rockford Auburn High School. Farris has been enthralled with officiating since he was young. As a…

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This Coach’s Reason for Plunging Every Year? Karma.

Jeremy Stein has coached in Special Olympics Illinois in Dekalb County for the past 11 years, and along with the help of his Iddy Biddy Pool School staff, volunteers through Opportunity House of Sycamore. “One of my proudest accomplishments is to have a team that takes no money and gives up every Sunday morning to…

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Memories Living On In Us

Editor’s note: Kara Smith recently shared this story with Special Olympics Illinois. If you would like to share a story about how Special Olympics Illinois has transformed your life, share your story here. I never thought that the passing of someone’s life could truly live on in others, until I participated in my first Polar…

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Oglesby Athlete to Be Featured at Inspire Greatness Gala

Join Special Olympics Illinois and Karen Wilson, CEO of MAKE Corporation, for the Inspire Greatness Gala to benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois. The 2015 Inspire Greatness Gala takes place at the Four Seasons Chicago on Oct. 24 and promises to be an exciting evening of dinner, dancing and a spectacular live and silent…

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