GRIFFITH | Erin Gunnink didn't come home from the Special Olympics USA Games empty-handed.
Erin Gunnink, shot put gold medalist, and Brent Bowgren, first athlete to become a national coach, arrive in Indiana after the 2014 Special Olympics.
The local Special Olympics USA Games team poses for a photo. Pictured from right to left, row one, are Lorrie Woycik, Erin Gunnink, Robert Kerley, and Garnett Kirk; row two: Tim Hiller, Andy Petrovich, Kathy Petrovich, Rob Griffith, Chris Ellingsen; and row three: Andrew Walstra, Brent Bowgr…
LANSING | Stephen Schwemlein buried his face in his mother's shoulder Tuesday morning as they waited to receive the Special Olympics torch.
CROWN POINT | The Crown Point High School Bulldogs Special Olympians participated in a basketball game hosted by Lowell High School on March 6. Several Crown Point students attended the game to support and cheer the Bulldogs on. It was a great night for the players and spectators.
PORTAGE | For the last 21 years, Elvis Presley fans have gathered in Portage during October to celebrate the King's legacy and raise money for local Special Olympians.
SOUTH HOLLAND | It's not the size of the Thunderbird but the amount of "Thunder" within the "bird."
Giant portraits of Elvis decorate the community building at Woodland Park as fans gather before the start of performances Friday at the 21st annual Elvis Fantasy Fest in Portage. The event, which also raises funds for Porter County Special Olympics, is scheduled to run through Sunday.
Jeff Conrad, of Rolling Meadows, Ill., checks his look in a mirror as he prepares for his opening night performance Friday at the 21st annual Elvis Fantasy Fest in Portage. The event, which also raises funds for Porter County Special Olympics, is scheduled to run through Sunday.
VALPARAISO | Diners at Red Robin in Valparaiso will get the chance to support Special Olympics this weekend.
CROWN POINT | The Get Out Get Active Summer Fitness series is hosting a Zombie Bridge Run 5K/Walk and Safe Zone Challenge Sept. 28.
CROWN POINT | Plans for a Special Olympics training center in Crown Point are back on track after being approved by state fire officials, project organizers said.
Dale Van Cleef Sr. and his son Dale Jr. admire a 1969 Chevy Nova at Livin' It Up! on Saturday at Sunset Hill Park in Valparaiso.
Dale Lindstrom of Portage, left, gets information about Calumet Township resident Bill Kirkland's 1957 Olds Super 88 at Livin' It Up! on Saturday at Sunset Hill Park in Valparaiso.
Retired Lansing police Sgt. Scott Musser stands on top of the Dunkin' Donuts store in Lansing on Friday in a promotion to raise funds for Special Olympics Illinois.
Lansing police Sgt. Gabe Barajas points to the offer given to Lynwood resident Mike Kenney for his donation Friday morning to the Special Olympics Illinois at Dunkin' Donuts in Lansing.
LANSING | Police officers from Lansing on Friday took to the rooftop of the Dunkin' Donuts on Torrence Avenue to raise funds for Special Olympics Illinois.
It's heartening that the Indiana Legislature provides gainful employment to the mentally challenged, but sometimes they introduce bills that become laws.
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