Special Olympics is a Family Affair for Davis Family

Hayden Davis of Washington and his family have been involved with Special Olympics Illinois Heartland/Area 6 since 2002. Hayden, a 23-year-old athlete with the Tazewood Warriors Special Olympics team, has participated in five different sports throughout his time with Special Olympics. Hayden participated in the 4×400-meter relay race at the 2016 Summer Games at Illinois…

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‘It Makes Your Heart Sing’

Republished with permission of The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill.  By Bruce Yentes NORMAL — Not even a searing sun, baking the Illinois State University athletic fields in 90-degree heat, could melt the smiles from the faces of some 4,000 athletes participating this weekend in the Special Olympics Illinois Summer Games. They included the smiles that Paula…

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Area News – May 2016

Far West Suburban/Area 2 29th Annual Midwest Golf Celebrity Pro-Am The 29th Annual Midwest Golf Celebrity Pro-Am to benefit Far West Suburban/Area 2 will be June 20 at The Royal Fox Country Club in St. Charles. The format for this year’s event will match professional athletes, and other celebrities with amateur foursomes in a scramble…

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Area News – April 2016

Chicagoland Areas Career Training – Enrollment Open Are you, your child or a loved one struggling to get a job – or even an interview? Aspire, a local leader in providing bold and uncompromising services to kids and adults with disabilities and their families across Chicagoland, is seeking candidates for Aspire CareerLink. Aspire CareerLink is an…

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SOARing For a Great Cause

Ritchie D’Cotsa of Bloomington has been plunging since 2011 when his friend, Lisa Hayward, recruited him. At that time, D’Costa’s son Blair was hospitalized in the ICU. Hayward printed a picture of Blair in his basketball uniform and they all plunged with that picture in their hands. The rest, they say, is history. D’Costa became…

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