Stories

Change For Champions
WHEN: July 1-31 WHERE: 187 Jewel-Oscos in Illinois   During July, Jewel-Osco is relaunching its annual at-register fundraising campaign through
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Change For Champions-Meet Eve Erita
On June 28, Jewel-Osco employee and Special Olympics Illinois athlete Eve Erita thought she was attending a summer luncheon in
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Saneatha Trice Breaks down Barriers Beyond Sport
Saneatha has been a participant with Special Olympics Illinois through PTOEC since 2014. She began in gymnastics and quickly added
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Meet Maria Meyer- 2019 Duck Derby Ambassador
Over 60,000 rubber ducks will drop off the Wabash Bridge into the Chicago River at 1 p.m. August 8, 2019!
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Hiram Brownell Visited 107 Casey’s General Stores to Spread the Special Olympics Mission
  Hiram Brownell visited 107 Casey’s General Stores in the last year.  How many people can say that? After you
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Meet Ben Simpson
Ben Simpson has been competing in Special Olympics Illinois for 25 years and is an active participant in basketball, equestrian,
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Congratulations to Jose Moreno: 2019 Niles North Distinguished Alumnus Award Recipient
                      Each year, Niles North High School recognizes one alumnus
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Governor Pritzker Proclaims Special Olympics Illinois Day
  On May 29, 2019, First Lady Pritzker invited Special Olympics Illinois athletes and leaders to a special lunch. That
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Casey’s & Coca-Cola team up to Support Special Olympics
  During the entire month of June, Casey’s General Store and Coca Cola are teaming up to benefit Special Olympics!
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Chicago Ducky Derby
WHEN: AUGUST 8, 2019 WHERE: WABASH STREET-CHICAGO 401 NORTH MICHIGAN AVE. CHICAGO, IL 60611 COST: $5/DUCK CONTACT: Shelley Chenoweth 630-519-6059
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