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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,...

2014-07-01 16:26:09

Firm's Fan Experience Specialty to Lead Pro-Bono Assignment NEW YORK, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Burson-Marsteller, a leading global public relations and communications firm, today announced that it has been named agency of record for Special Olympics International. This pro-bono engagement will be led by the firm's sports marketing specialty group, The Fan Experience. The Burson-Marsteller team will help Special Olympics launch a youth-activation campaign designed to...

2014-06-30 12:28:49

Local restaurants kick off fundraising efforts July 1 COPPELL, Texas, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Beginning tomorrow through the end of July, CiCi's Pizza, home of the endless buffet, will raise money for Special Olympics Georgia at three participating CiCi's restaurants in the state. Guests can purchase Special Olympics paper logos for $1 and in return receive a coupon for a free regular-sized drink redeemable in August with the purchase of an adult buffet. All proceeds...

2014-06-24 16:23:48

Cops on Doughnut Shops Events to be held June 27-29 at participating Krispy Kreme Georgia locations ATLANTA, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the 14(th) consecutive year, Krispy Kreme, in partnership with the Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) for Special Olympics, will host the Cops on Doughnut Shops® fundraising event. This annual event brings local law enforcement and Krispy Kreme® Doughnut Shop patrons together to raise both funds for and awareness about Special...

2014-06-18 16:26:37

Government of Canada partnering with Special Olympics Canada, the RBC Foundation and the Samuel Family Foundation to expand Active Start and FUNdamentals programs OTTAWA, June 18, 2014 /CNW/ - The Public Health Agency of Canada has partnered with Special Olympics Canada, the RBC Foundation and the Samuel Family Foundation to increase opportunities for children living with intellectual disabilities to participate in physical activity. Special Olympics Canada currently runs two...

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...

2014-06-05 08:24:27

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For some, playing a sport is about the training, the mental focus and of course, the win. For members of the Victory Living Programs volleyball team, the Victory Aces, playing a sport is about so much more. It's about commitment, it's about a bond between teammates that runs deeper than the next win, and it's about playing to exemplify something powerful - inclusion. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140604/94464 On...

2014-05-28 16:25:41

ATLANTA, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) kick off State Summer Games by lighting the "Flame of Hope" at 9 a.m. Friday, May 30 at Philips Arena's CNN Center entrance for the LETR Final Leg. The torch passing is part of a press conference to announce the 2014 Final Leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run and to celebrate the 28(th) Anniversary of the Law Enforcement Torch Run in Georgia. The torch has been passed across the state...

2014-04-30 08:29:25

TORONTO, April 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Now in its 15(th) run, the Give a Toonie. Share a Dream. campaign created by Staples Canada and Special Olympics Canada aims to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics programs across the country. Staples Canada stores across Canada will take part in this year's campaign to help further enrich the lives of children, youth and adults with an intellectual disability. The campaign will kick off on Saturday, May 3 and will run until Sunday, May 25,...

2014-04-16 12:31:28

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Teaching healthy diet and exercise habits to adults with special needs can be more challenging than with most groups of people, but for Karlyn Emile it's also more rewarding. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140416/75587 ) "A lot of people would say it's impossible to teach adults to adopt better behaviors. They would be wrong," said Emile, Healthy Community Site Director for Special Olympics Florida. Recently, Special...


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