Latest Special Olympics New Jersey Stories

2014-06-05 08:25:50

As the First Founding Partner of the 2014 USA Games and Sponsor of the Games' Law Enforcement Torch Run, Toys"R"Us Furthers Its Ongoing Commitment to Children of All Abilities WAYNE, N.J., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the start of the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games just over a week away, Toys"R"Us(®) employees throughout the tri-state area in stores, its headquarters in Wayne, NJ and its distribution center in Flanders, NJ are ready to #CheerOnAChampion helping Special...

2011-06-15 15:06:00

Minnesotans join 315 athletes and 125 coaches from Special Olympics Team USA as they journey to Greece for the country's largest sporting event of the year MINNEAPOLIS, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After months of rigorous training and preparation, eight Special Olympics Minnesota athletes and two coaches will depart Saturday for the most spectacular sporting event happening this year -- Special Olympics World Summer Games Athens 2011, where they will compete as part of...

2010-09-17 13:49:00

Games will be held June 25 - July 4 in Athens, Greece MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eight Special Olympics Minnesota athletes have been selected to Team USA at the 2011 World Summer Games in Athens, Greece, June 25- July 4, 2011. The Minnesotans selected to Team USA include Jake Sawyer, 21, a swimmer from Champlin; fellow swimmer Amy Holty, 30, of Rochester; track & field athlete Kristina Fritz, 32, of Woodbury; bocce player Tyler DeVries, 24, of Underwood; Blaine...

2010-07-26 14:43:00

94 Special Olympics Minnesota athletes represented state at National Games in Lincoln, Neb. MINNEAPOLIS, July 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Special Olympics Minnesota athletes earned 91 medals at the 2010 USA National Games, competing as Team Minnesota in the Lincoln, Neb. event, July 18-23. The 94-member team brought back 37 gold, 34 silver and 20 bronze medals through competition in a total of 43 unique events. In team sports, Minnesota's unified volleyball team, male bowling team, and...

Word of the Day
  • 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.