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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...

Apr 13, 2015, 09:57 ET

Corporate Leaders Challenge 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, corporate leaders are showing their...

Mar 23, 2015, 09:30 ET
Maria Menounos Announced as Special Olympics Global Ambassador and Co-Captain on Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America

Maria Menounos Named Global Ambassador by Special Olympics

Special Olympics announced today that author and television personality Maria Menounos of E! is joining the Special Olympics family as the...

Mar 04, 2015, 08:30 ET

Special Olympics and Best Buddies Celebrate 7th Annual Spread the Word to End the Word® Day on March 4th

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

Feb 17, 2015, 06:00 ET

Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge Season Arrives!

 Polar Plunge season will kick off its 2015 season with the SUPER Plunge this weekend in Evanston. It is the first of 22 Law Enforcement Torch...

Jan 27, 2015, 09:30 ET

Cleveland Browns Star Joe Haden Named Special Olympics Global Ambassador

 Special Olympics announced today that Joe Haden, a first-round draft pick and star cornerback with the Cleveland Browns, is joining the...

Jan 27, 2015, 09:00 ET

Special Olympics to Unite the USA in the First-Ever Unified Relay Across America presented By Bank of America

Special Olympics and Michelle Kwan announced today on ABC's Good Morning America that registration has opened for the first-ever Special Olympics...

Jan 15, 2015, 16:42 ET

State Winter Games in Cobb County set for next weekend

Athletes from all over the state will compete in Special Olympics Georgia's State Indoor Winter Games at various venues in Cobb County Jan....

Dec 09, 2014, 09:00 ET

Special Olympics Team USA Named

Special Olympics Team USA is proud to announce that it will send a 491 member delegation to represent the United States at the 2015 Special...

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...