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Polar Plunge raises $11K for Special Olympics

February 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

As she warmed herself after rushing from the frigid waters, her hair still dripping wet, Amanda Gilman found only one word to describe her experience at the Polar Plunge held Saturday in Mitchell.

“Cold,” she exclaimed, as she stood outside Mitche…continue reading on

Artesian man earns award from Special Olympics South Dakota

November 11, 2013 in Uncategorized

ARTESIAN — Charlie Unterbrunner was presented Special Olympics South Dakota’s Lyle Farrand Award Nov. 2.

The award is for the organization’s outstanding volunteer and was given to Unterbrunner during the state Special Olympics bowling tourna…continue reading on

Image: Strikes and smiles

October 27, 2013 in Uncategorized

Athlete Julie Erickson celebrates bowling a strike during the Special Olympics bowling tournament Saturday at Oxford Bowl in Worthington. Oxford Bowl has held the event for 24 years. Sponsors for the 150 participants include JBS, UFCW 1161, Hy-Vee, P…continue reading on

Running with zombies: Zombie 5K walk/run to benefit Special Olympics

October 5, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

The upcoming walk/run for Area 12 Special Olympics will be unlike any other. Adults and children are invited to walk or run through a course infested with zombies. Continue Reading

Charitable hair

April 6, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Lori Acevedo cuts the first lock of her husband’s hair Saturday at the Men’s Den. Continue Reading

Dickinson’s Polar Plunge

March 23, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

Ryan Kilwein of Dickinson reacts after diving into a tank of ice-cold water on Saturday afternoon during the inaugural Dickinson Polar Plunge event hosted by Special Olympics North Dakota outside the Dickinson Recreation Center. Continue Reading

2013 Alexandria Polar Plunge breaks records

February 26, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Ice swimming. Norwegians, Swedes and Fins do it all the time for no apparent reason. Folks of all ilks banded together on Sunday at Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center in Alexandria to be freezin’ for a reason to support Special Olympics by jumping into the icy-cold waters of Lake Darling. Continue Reading

Schulz reflects on Games

February 12, 2013 in The Jamestown Sun

Five-time Special Olympics World Games’ competitor Blaine Schulz said Sunday he is glad to be back in Jamestown.
“It was a lot of fun meeting new people, the different food,” he said.
Schulz was in PyeonChang South Korea, for the 2013 Special Olympics Winter World Games. He ran in the men’s snowshoe 200-meter, 400-meter races and was the third leg of the 4×400-meter relay team.
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Picking up the spare

October 14, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

Special Olympics athlete Nathan Schoendorf, Pipestone, celebrates picking up a spare during competition Saturday afternoon at the Oxford Bowl in Worthington. Sponsors of Area 8 Special Olympics include Oxford Bowl, Pizza Ranch, Hy-Vee and JBS, all of Worthington, with volunteers from the Nobles County Collaborative. Continue Reading

Special Olympics announces new area director

October 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Rachel Nelson has been named area director for Special Olympics of North Dakota in an area that includes Grand Forks, the organization announced Friday.
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