Kinzi Loyd – A Star Who Shines Through Giving

Kinzi Loyd is a 29 year-old athlete who lives with her parents in Eldorado, Illinois. Born with Cerebral Palsy and Leigh’s Disease, Kinzi faces multiple motor challenges and depends on her mother and other family members for daily care. She is able to verbally communicate with those who are familiar with her, however she uses a…

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Preston’s Birthday Party

By: Megan J.M. Clodi “Are you going to throw me a party?” is the exact question asked several times a week by Mt. Vernon Township High School (MVTHS) student-athlete, Preston Reich. He would ask his teacher this question to make sure she didn’t forget he was getting ready to embark on a new chapter of…

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Tri-County Independents Take Home 2nd in the 2019 Special Olympics North America Softball Championship

Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners from the United States and Canada traveled to Tennessee to compete in the 2019 Special Olympics North America Softball Championship. The four-day tournament allowed over 250 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners to compete at a national level. The tournament was an outstanding display of sportsmanship, comradery, and incredible…

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