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2014-09-22 16:25:16

Change Doesn't Happen From the Sidelines: Campaign will Create the First Unified Generation that will fight inactivity, intolerance and injustice WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Special Olympics is launching a new global "Play Unified" youth campaign that will inspire and mobilize youth around the world to connect with people with intellectual disabilities and create more inclusive communities, leading to a more respectful world for everyone. From today,...

2014-09-16 12:27:11

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 Special Olympics World Summer Games next summer in Los Angeles, California. This is the largest delegation Special Olympics Canada has sent to a World Summer Games. Please find the full Team Canada roster here. The 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games will feature 7,000 athletes and 3,000 coaches from over 177 countries, alongside an...

2014-09-11 23:08:43

Truck Pull Held at Boston College will Benefit Special Olympics Massachusetts Boston, Mass (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 Humboldt Storage and Moving, the oldest moving company in Boston, is kicking off the registration for their third annual Truck Pull to benefit Special Olympics Massachusetts. The Truck Pull will be held on October 25 on the Boston College campus. The event will start at 10:00 am. Teams of 10 individuals will get the chance to pull a full sized tractor trailer, a box truck...

2014-09-05 12:20:16

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 5, 2014 /CNW/ - Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) and the Quebec Subaru Dealers' Association (QSDA) are pleased to announce that the 5(th) Annual QSDA has raised $50,000 for Special Olympics Quebec. The event, organized by the Rinaldi Agency, was held at the prestigious Club de golf Fontainebleau on August 22. Themed "a gesture that makes a difference," this year's event - benefitting Special Olympics Quebec - raised a total of $50,000 in generous contributions....

2014-09-04 08:21:26

FARMINGTON, Conn., Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dream Ride Experience, a multi-day series of events for Special Olympics culminated in Farmington, CT, last weekend, with The Dream Show, an exotic and collector car show as well as the annual Dream Ride, a 40-mile cruise through the neighboring Connecticut countryside. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140903/142698Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140903/142699 Thousands of motorcycles converged at the...

2014-08-30 08:20:46

TORONTO, Aug. 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Special Olympics Canada and JYSK have again joined forces to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics programs across Canada. From August 30 to September 30, 2014, JYSK customers will be able to make in-store donations during this year's Champions Start at Home campaign. Now in their 10(th) year of support, JYSK will promote the importance of Special Olympics programs for individuals with an intellectual disability in communities throughout Canada....

2014-08-04 08:24:33

Ducks still available for adoption - Grand Prize is a Brand New 2014 Chevy Equinox CHICAGO, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 60,000 rubber duckies will drop off the Columbus Bridge into the Chicago River on August 7, 2014 at 1 p.m.! The 9(th) Annual Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby to benefit Special Olympics Illinois enthralls people of all ages who watch the ducks "race" to the finish line. Ducks are still available for adoption for $5.00 online until the morning of August 7...

2014-07-16 16:22:40

TORONTO, July 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Special Olympics Canada has officially unveiled Special Olympics Team Canada's logo for the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games, which will take place in Los Angeles, California from July 25 to August 2, 2015. The official 2015 World Games Team Canada logo was created by long-time Special Olympics Canada partner and supporter, GREY Canada, and reflects the determination and athletic spirit of Special Olympics Canada's athletes. The logo,...

2014-07-15 23:01:06

Sport Court® provided all surfaces for the new International Olympic Committee (“IOC”) Sports for Hope training facility in the Republic of Haiti that was unveiled today in Croix des Bouquets. Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Sport Court® provided all surfaces for the new International Olympic Committee (“IOC”) Sports for Hope training facility in the Republic of Haiti that was unveiled today in Croix des Bouquets. The new facility that broke ground in 2012,...

2014-07-03 12:22:07

PORTSMOUTH, NH, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - To celebrate 15 years as a Special Olympics partner, Irving Oil will be contributing a portion of its fuel sales from July 2 to August 5 to the Special Olympics chapters of Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Vermont. Fundraising campaigns within the stores will also be ongoing to raise additional funds. Irving Oil's 2014 goal is to reach a donation total of $3 million. "Irving Oil is pleased to be a...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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