Special Olympics Athlete From ’68 Games Is Co-Grand Marshal For 2018 USA Games

BY: JILL HAMMERGREN At today’s Opening Ceremony, Special Olympics athlete Tim Corrigan from Chicago served as the Co-Grand Marshal. The 75-year-old honoree’s appearance at the Opening Ceremony came 50 years after he was one of the first athletes to join Special Olympics in 1968. Corrigan was participating in square dancing events in Gage Park in…

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Just Keep Swimming – One Athlete’s Journey to Gold

Special Olympics gold medalist Amanda Bratton on family, motivation, and winning it all By: Lauren Hankins & Ellie Dennis SEATTLE  — Amanda Bratton has always loved the feeling of water. As a child, one of Amanda’s favorite activities was to submerge herself underwater to see how deep she could swim. The deeper she got, the…

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Meet Katie Millar: Powerlifting Champion and Leader

Illinois native stands out in a male-dominated sport APRIL 3, 2018 BY: Sudie Canada, Gabriella Robison- Sudie and Gabbi are Public Relations students at Pepperdine University. CHICAGO — Katie Millar is an inspirational woman. Her continued success in powerlifting, a traditionally male-dominated sport, is a testament to her determination and confidence. “When she competes locally,…

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