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At White House gala, Obama honours Special Olympics

WASHINGTON – Singers Katy Perry and Stevie Wonder joined other A-list celebrities, world-famous athletes and American legends who donned their best suits and gowns Thursday as President Barack Obama hosted a White House celebration honouring the Special Olympics. 441 more words

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Teen Defies Odds; Lives Well Past Doctor's Prognosis

ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) - The joy of the birth of Susan Torres’ son Daniel was overshadowed by news from doctors that he was born with only a brain stem and a small fraction of his brain. 472 more words

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A celebration of the human spirit

By Tyler Lagasse

My week in New Jersey was so big, so busy, and so mesmerizing that it was more than just a golf tournament for me, it was an experience that will stay with me forever. 967 more words

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BTN LiveBIG: Young Athletes Program creating opportunities

Ellen Anderson is living proof that answering a call for volunteers can lead to a worldwide movement.

“In 1998, the dental school* was doing screenings at Special Smiles,” said Anderson, an associate professor of physical therapy at Rutgers School of Health Related Professions. 548 more words

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I had the opportunity to create an event poster for the Special Olympics summer invitational games in Los Angeles.

They wanted something that would stand out. 11 more words

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Growing Young Athletes

Over the past few months nearly 1,000 individuals with intellectual disabilities between the ages of 2 and 7 have participated in Special Olympics Massachusetts’ Young Athletes™ events throughout the state.  204 more words

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Tyechia Luster: The Heart of a Champion

Albany native PowerWorks team member Tyechia Luster recently competed at the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games. Find out how she did:

Like any true champion, Tyechia has an internal drive that just won’t quit. 288 more words