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Nov 21, 2014, 20:07 ET

The 2014 LIMITLESS: Special Olympics Canada Gala Celebrates LIMITLESS Happiness with Honorary Partner Coca-Cola Canada

TORONTO, Nov. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Special Olympics Canada welcomed some of Canada's top celebrity athletes and personalities for a night of...

Nov 19, 2014, 10:31 ET

Special Olympics Narrows Health Gap Faced by People with Intellectual Disabilities

Special Olympics released data today outlining the results of its successful two-year old Healthy Communities initiative and announced that it will...

Oct 29, 2014, 09:24 ET

Special Olympics and Nielsen Announce Strategic Alliance

Special Olympics today announced a strategic alliance with Nielsen to uncover and illustrate the purchasing power of people with intellectual...

Oct 24, 2014, 09:00 ET

Canadian Olympic hero Mark Tewksbury named Honorary Coach of Special Olympics Team Canada

Olympic Gold Medalist to mentor and cheer on Canada's athletes at 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles TORONTO, Oct. 24, 2014...

Sep 22, 2014, 14:37 ET

Special Olympics Launches New Global "Play Unified" Youth Campaign to Champion Social Equality

Special Olympics is launching a new global "Play Unified" youth campaign that will inspire and mobilize youth around the world to connect with...

Sep 16, 2014, 11:08 ET

2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games Team Canada Roster Announced!

TORONTO, Sept. 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Special Olympics Canada is proud to announce the full roster of Team Canada members who will be headed to the 2015...

Aug 30, 2014, 06:00 ET

JYSK's Champions Start at Home Campaign in Support of Special Olympics Canada Begins Today!

TORONTO, Aug. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Special Olympics Canada and JYSK have again joined forces to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics programs...

Aug 04, 2014, 07:00 ET

60,000 Rubber Ducks Will Splash into the Chicago River August 7 For Special Olympics Illinois

60,000 rubber duckies will drop off the Columbus Bridge into the Chicago River on August 7, 2014 at 1 p.m.!  The 9th Annual Windy City Rubber...

Jul 16, 2014, 13:54 ET

Special Olympics Canada Officially Unveils Special Olympics Team Canada Logo for 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games

TORONTO, July 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Special Olympics Canada has officially unveiled Special Olympics Team Canada's logo for the 2015 Special Olympics...

Jul 01, 2014, 14:07 ET

Burson-Marsteller Named Special Olympics International's Agency of Record

 Burson-Marsteller, a leading global public relations and communications firm, today announced that it has been named...

Jun 30, 2014, 11:06 ET

CiCi's Pizza Teams Up With Special Olympics Georgia

Beginning tomorrow through the end of July, CiCi's Pizza, home of the endless buffet, will raise money for Special Olympics Georgia at three...

Jun 24, 2014, 16:11 ET

Krispy Kreme and the Law Enforcement Torch Run® Team Up To Support Special Olympics Georgia Athletes

 For the 14th consecutive year, Krispy Kreme, in partnership with the Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) for Special Olympics, will host...

May 28, 2014, 16:49 ET

Press Conference and Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg Friday Morning to Kick Off Special Olympics Georgia State Summer Games

Members of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) kick off State Summer Games by lighting the "Flame of Hope" at 9 a.m. Friday, May 30 at Philips...

May 06, 2014, 10:39 ET

Special Olympics Georgia State Fall Games Comes to Hall County This Fall for its First of Three Years; State Horse Show Also to be Held That Weekend

As Special Olympics Georgia prepares to bring approximately 2,000 athletes, coaches and their families from across the state for the first time to...

Apr 22, 2014, 13:30 ET

Special Olympics Georgia to host 3rd annual Over the Edge Event at Buckhead Tower in Atlanta!

Lenox Square Mall Area---Saturday, April 26, 2014 – Over 100 people will rappel from a 20-story building April 26 in the Atlanta area for an...

Mar 05, 2014, 09:38 ET

Special Olympics and Best Buddies Celebrate 6th Annual Spread the Word to End the Word® Day on March 5th

 Special Olympics, Best Buddies, and supporters from around the world will unite today on the sixth Spread the Word to End the Word® day...

Feb 17, 2014, 11:14 ET

Unemployment of People with Intellectual Disabilities More than Twice as High as General Population

 A new survey shows that unemployment among people with intellectual disabilities is more than twice as high as for the general population....

Feb 11, 2014, 16:48 ET

Special Olympics Canada Applauds Government for Increase in Funding through 2014 Budget

TORONTO, Feb. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Today marked another important milestone for Special Olympics Canada (SOC), which is dedicated to enriching the...

Feb 07, 2014, 08:30 ET

Elena Delle Donne Named Special Olympics Global Ambassador

The WNBA Chicago Sky Forward-Guard Brings Unified Basketball Clinic to Homewood-Flossmoor High School Special Olympics announced today that...

Feb 05, 2014, 14:22 ET

Special Olympics Canada Happily Accepts Increased Annual Support from the Government of Canada

TORONTO, Feb. 5, 2014 /CNW/ - Special Olympics Canada is pleased with today's announcement by Minister of State (Sport) Bal Gosal of an increase...