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2014-10-29 23:11:50

The World Olympians Association [WOA], the representative body for Olympians worldwide, has launched the #TargetEbola campaign to help combat Ebola in Sierra Leone and other areas in West Africa. Florida Keys, FL (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 Gary Hall Sr., Director of The Race Club and President of the United States Olympic Association, is helping to spread the word about #targetebola. Dr Francis Dove Edwin, two-time Olympian from Sierra Leone, has been appointed to the Presidential task...

2014-10-29 08:30:56

Historic Alliance To Highlight the Power of People with Intellectual Disabilities WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Special Olympics today announced a strategic alliance with Nielsen to uncover and illustrate the purchasing power of people with intellectual disabilities (ID). As part of the strategic alliance, Nielsen will help measure and provide a deeper understanding of the population of adults with intellectual disabilities as a key demographic. People with...

2014-10-27 08:29:02

Nationwide Series sponsored by Care.com SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Legendary Bay Area birth prep expert and author, Sarah McMoyler, founder and CEO of McMoyler Method & The Best Birth, this week in partnership with Care.com announces the official launch of Pregnancy Olympics, a national series of events for expectant parents and new families. "As a labor and delivery nurse for 25 years, Mother, and triathlete, I see childbirth and parenthood as extreme sports -...

2014-10-24 08:24:28

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 /CNW/ - Olympic gold medalist Mark Tewksbury has been named Honorary Coach of Special Olympics Team Canada, currently preparing to compete at the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles. A long-time supporter of the Special Olympics movement, Tewksbury currently serves on Special Olympics Canada's board of directors and is a...

2014-10-23 16:27:40

Awards grant & sponsorship worth $75,000+ CHICAGO, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) is proud to support Special Olympics Illinois with more than $75,000 in funding: -- A Community Partners Grant of $27,000 will help fund the Special Olympics Healthy Athletes Program®. The Program helps 3,590 athletes with intellectual disabilities, their families and their coaches receive free, vision, hearing, dental,...

2014-10-02 23:09:32

JX Peterbilt recently joined truckers and law enforcement officials in supporting Special Olympics Wisconsin at the 10th Annual World’s Largest Truck Convoy®. A new record, the event raised more than $121,000. Hartland, WI (PRWEB) October 02, 2014 JX Peterbilt recently joined truckers and law enforcement officials in supporting Special Olympics Wisconsin at the 10th Annual World’s Largest Truck Convoy® presented by Quad/Graphics and EH Wolf & Sons. The event raised more...

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....


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