Stories

Clif Bar Teams Up With Special Olympics
Clif Bar & Company is a proud new supporter of Special Olympics, beginning with its 50th Anniversary event held in Chicago
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Healthy Athletes Cooking Demonstration
On July 16th, 2018 Special Olympics Illinois hosted the first-ever Healthy Athletes Cooking Demonstration. Collaborating with Entercom’s Culinary Kitchen, Steak
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From Our Family to Yours
Families play a critical role in the continued success and growth of Special Olympics Illinois. Families are the number one fans
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20 Years of Dedication
On November 5, 2018, the United Center hosted the 20th Annual Special Olympics Illinois MedFest. The 2018 MedFest brought 1,557
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Meet the Staff!
  Over the past 50 years, the mission and culture of our organization have made our employees the best they
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Initial Reflections From A Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger
By Daniel Smrokowski | 2018-2022 Sargent Shriver International Global Messenger, Special Olympics Two weeks ago, my friends and family at
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Special Olympics Illinois Unified Partners Attend Global Youth Leadership Forum in Baku, Azerbaijan
120 youth leaders with and without intellectual disabilities were selected to attend an inclusion-focused forum in Baku, Azerbaijan from September
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Flynn Marshall’s Story | Down Syndrome Awareness Month
Written by Jay Marshall, proud Father of Flynn Marshall October, among other things, is also Down Syndrome Awareness Month.  I
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Believing is Achieving
Stefan Xidas, Special Olympics Illinois athlete, and dedicated Cubs fan pursues his dream of singing at Wrigley Field with help
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Special Olympics Illinois and Six Flags Great America Hosted the 5th Annual Coaster Challenge
Special Olympics Illinois hosted the 5th Annual Coaster Challenge on September 15, 2018, at Six Flags Great America.  The event
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