Area News – January 2016

Area 3 Chicago/Area 3 Welcomes Back Alpine Skiing Alpine skiing is arguably one of the most difficult sports offered through Special Olympics Illinois and earlier this month SOILL Chicago/Area 3 athletes were up for the challenge. For the first time in many years, Area 3 hosted the Chicago Alpine Skiing Qualifier in Galena, which boasted…

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Four Illinois Teams Represent at SONA Softball Invitational Tournament

Special Olympics Illinois was represented by 51 athletes and Unified partners on four softball teams at the 2015 Special Olympics North America Softball Invitational Tournament in Wichita, Kansas. Representing Illinois were:  Chicago Park District – Daniel Bauer, Anthony Clark, Kevin Curet, Francis Duchon, Brittany Granger, Peter Hertal, Luis Iwamuro, Desiree Jackson, Lorenzo Miranda, Miguel Mosqueda,…

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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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