2016 Public Service Softball Challenge a Huge Hit

On Saturday, Aug. 6, six softball teams consisting of public service men and women – including police officers, firemen, ambulance service personnel, law enforcement dispatchers and former/present military – gathered at Hendelmeyer Park in Effingham to play tournament softball. They played not only for bragging rights, trophy and medals, but more importantly, to raise funds…

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2016 SOILL Outstanding Media of the Year

The Cromwell Radio Group of Mattoon has been named the 2016 Special Olympics Illinois’ Outstanding Media of the Year Award. The Cromwell Radio Group will receive the award at a reception June 10 before the Special Olympics Illinois Summer Games Opening Ceremony at Illinois State University in Normal. The Outstanding Media Award recognizes an individual…

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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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Little Brooklyn Raises BIG Support

Brooklyn Schutte, a second-grade athlete of the Neoga/Sigel Indians Special Olympics team, loves to run, loves to smile, and loves to support Special Olympics Illinois East Central/Area 9. Brooklyn competed in the 100-meter race and the softball throw event at the 2016 East Central/Area 9 Spring Games at Eastern Illinois University, earning a medal in…

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