Miss Quincy’s Advocacy Platform Near and Dear to Her Heart

Montanna Neisen, 20, was named Miss Quincy 2015 in March and since then she taken the  opportunity to make a difference and advocate for Special Olympics. Montanna knows the importance of Special Olympics firsthand – her brother Brady, 16, is an athlete. Montanna and Brady’s involvement with Special Olympics began five years ago when  Brady,…

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Chad’s Run to the Plunge Leads the Way into Lake Springfield

Since 2007, Special Olympics athlete Chad Underwood has not only led the charge into the frigid waters of Lake Springfield, but has been the driving force behind a 5K run held in conjunction with the Springfield Polar Plunge. According to Chad’s father, Kim Underwood, the family decided to organize the run to help Chad raise…

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Young Athletes Spotlight – Sadie Fiedler

Sadie Fiedler is a well-rounded 7-year-old from Rochester who is a social butterfly and loves to be surrounded by friends. Although she’s only in first grade, Sadie has already had a lot of opportunities with Special Olympics and beyond! She started her sporting career with gymnastics by practicing at CheerZone in Springfield at the age…

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