CHS Trojans Give Special Olympics Athletes a Night to Remember

Charleston High School’s “Meet the Trojans Night” has traditionally been an event hosted by the high school boys basketball team to introduce both the junior varsity and varsity team members.  Then, the CHS players play a game against each other to kick of the year and boost fan enthusiasm. This year, however, Charleston High School…

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Effingham County Lightning Unified Volleyball Team a Family Affair

The Effingham County Lightning brought its first Unified Sports team to the Fall Games in Rockford on Oct. 22-23, competing in volleyball at the state level. The team of three Special Olympics athletes and three peers from the community is a close-knit, family-like group. The team is comprised of Special Olympics athletes Kraig Dahnke #1,…

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2 Illinois Softball Teams Compete at SONA Invitational Tournament

Special Olympics Illinois was represented by 26 athletes and Unified partners on two softball teams at the 2016 Special Olympics North America Softball Invitational Tournament Aug. 18-21 in Roanoke, Va. Representing Illinois were: Tri-County Unified of Peoria (pictured above) – Athletes and Partners: Chad Broomfield, Darren Darr, Thomas Dault, Bernard Harms, Logan Heberer, Stephen Knipmeyer, Steve Lawson,…

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