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Jan 14, 2016, 16:46 ET

Special Olympics Georgia State Indoor Winter Games return to Cobb County for 2016

In what is becoming a tradition for both Special Olympics Georgia and Cobb County, the 2016 Special Olympics Georgia State Indoor Winter Games...

Sep 30, 2015, 11:07 ET

Gainesville set to host both State Fall Games and Horse Show for Special Olympics Georgia

For the second straight year, Gainesville and the Hall County area will be the site for two of Special Olympics Georgia's biggest events each year...

Sep 10, 2015, 08:40 ET

An Extreme Opportunity to Help Others

A limited number of adventure seekers will have bucket list opportunities to rappel two high-rise landmarks in North Carolina's largest...

Aug 12, 2015, 16:02 ET

Warner Robins set to host the State Masters Bowling Tournament for Special Olympics Georgia

In what is becoming a late-summer tradition, the Special Olympics Georgia State Masters Bowling Tournament returns to Warner Robins Aug. 21-23....

Aug 12, 2015, 15:58 ET

2015 Duck Pluck set for Friday to benefit Special Olympics Georgia

The Post Chastain Apartment complex is where everyone will want to be this Friday as Special Olympics Georgia will have its annual Duck Pluck...

Aug 03, 2015, 10:07 ET
60,000 rubber ducks will splash into the Chicago River on Aug. 6 to benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois.

60,000 Rubber Ducks Will Splash into the Chicago River August 6 For Special Olympics Illinois

 60,000 rubber duckies will drop off the Columbus Bridge into the Chicago River on August 6, 2015 at 1 p.m.!  The 10th Annual Windy City...

Jul 25, 2015, 15:00 ET

Special Olympics Receives Largest Gift in 47-Year History Golisano Foundation Commits $25 Million to Change the Game and Improve Global Access to Health Care for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Special Olympics announced today that it has received its largest single private gift in the organization's 47-year history. Ann Costello, Director...

Jul 24, 2015, 09:00 ET
The Shriver Report Insight Into Intellectual Disabilities in the 21st Century

The Shriver Report Snapshot: Insight Into Intellectual Disabilities In The 21st Century

 As America prepares to host the Special Olympics World Games and celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, The...

Jul 17, 2015, 10:13 ET

Special Olympics Georgia receives $90,000 grant from The UPS Foundation

Special Olympics Georgia received a $90,000 grant from The UPS Foundation, which drives global corporate citizenship and philanthropic programs for...

Jul 17, 2015, 09:46 ET

Six Special Olympics Georgia athletes set to compete in 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles

 Six Special Olympics Georgia athletes, seven coaches and sports managers, and one unified partner will be a part of one of the biggest...

Jul 10, 2015, 09:15 ET

Special Olympics Flame of Hope arrives in Los Angeles after Historic Unified Relay Across America Presented by Bank of America

The Special Olympics Flame of Hope will officially arrive in Los Angeles today after having traveled 46 days and over 20,500 miles as part of the...

Jun 02, 2015, 10:43 ET

First-Ever Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America Presented by Bank of America Will Stop in Atlanta

The first-ever Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America presented by Bank of America will stop in Atlanta on June 6, 2015. This historic event...

May 26, 2015, 10:22 ET

Special Olympics Kicks Off Historic Unified Relay Across America Presented by Bank of America

Special Olympics announced today the official kick-off of the first Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America presented by Bank of America. The...

May 26, 2015, 09:06 ET

"Be a Fan. Bring out the Champion in Everyone." Special Olympics Georgia State Summer Games May 29-31

Special Olympics Georgia (SOGA) will host its annual State Summer Games for more than 2,000 athletes, coaches, and unified partners May 29-31...

Apr 30, 2015, 11:07 ET

More Than 120 Special Olympics Athletes Compete in Florida's Annual Equestrian Championship

Special Olympics Florida will host its annual Equestrian Sports Championship on May 1-2 at the Grand Oaks Resort & Museum in Weirsdale, Florida...

Apr 29, 2015, 10:37 ET

Special Olympics Georgia hosts annual Over the Edge Event at Buckhead Tower

Lenox Square Mall -- 80 participants will rappel from the 20 story building known as Buckhead Tower on May 2 in support of Special Olympics Georgia...

Apr 16, 2015, 14:21 ET
Avril Lavigne cover art for "Fly" photo by Mark Liddell

Avril Lavigne Releases New Single "Fly" And Music Video To Benefit Special Olympics

International, award-winning musician and philanthropist Avril Lavigne debuted her song "Fly" to benefit Special Olympics today.  The...

Apr 16, 2015, 10:12 ET

Twenty World Champion Olympic Medalists Challenge Fellow Olympians and Peers to Participate in the First-Ever Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America

 In anticipation of the upcoming Special Olympics World Summer Games to be held in Los Angeles this summer, 20 Olympic medalists across the...

Apr 14, 2015, 11:05 ET

Special Olympics Taps ReverbNation to Deliver Bands for Epic 129-city Tour Leading Up to the Special Olympics 2015 World Games

 Special Olympics announced today that it is working with ReverbNation to select bands to perform at nearly 130 events across the United States...

Apr 14, 2015, 10:12 ET

100 Days Until the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 (LA2015) on April 16

On April 16, the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 (LA2015) will celebrate the 100 Day mark until the commencement of the world's...