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Crown Point High School Bulldogs participate in Special Olympics basketball game

Crown Point High School Bulldogs participate in Special Olympics basketball game

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.

March 11, 2014 3:46 pm

Portage park officials ponder Elvis offer

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.

December 16, 2013 9:00 pm
Thornwood Special Olympics athletes show pride and prowess

Thornwood Special Olympics athletes show pride and prowess

SOUTH HOLLAND | It's not the size of the Thunderbird but the amount of "Thunder" within the "bird."

December 13, 2013 5:00 pm
Elvis Fantasy Fest supports Special Olympics

Elvis Fantasy Fest supports Special Olympics

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.

October 11, 2013 6:44 pm
Elvis Fantasy Fest supports Special Olympics

Elvis Fantasy Fest supports Special Olympics

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.

October 11, 2013 6:46 pm

Tip-a-cop event Saturday in Valparaiso

VALPARAISO | Diners at Red Robin in Valparaiso will get the chance to support Special Olympics this weekend.

October 08, 2013 10:47 am
Zombie Bridge Run/Walk Sept. 28 to benefit Special Olympics

Zombie Bridge Run/Walk Sept. 28 to benefit Special Olympics

CROWN POINT | The Get Out Get Active Summer Fitness series is hosting a Zombie Bridge Run 5K/Walk and Safe Zone Challenge Sept. 28.

September 17, 2013 4:45 pm

Plans for Special Olympics training center moving forward

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.

July 20, 2013 5:15 pm
Livin' It Up! at Sunset Hill Park

Livin' It Up! at Sunset Hill Park

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.

June 29, 2013 4:10 pm
Livin' It Up! at Sunset Hill Park

Livin' It Up! at Sunset Hill Park

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.

June 29, 2013 4:09 pm
Lansing police take fundraising to new heights

Lansing police take fundraising to new heights

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.

June 01, 2013 12:00 am
Lansing police take fundraising to new heights

Lansing police take fundraising to new heights

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.

June 01, 2013 12:00 am
Lansing police take fundraising to new heights

Lansing police take fundraising to new heights

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.

May 31, 2013 6:45 pm Photos

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PHIL WIELAND: Legislature great at dealing with problems we don't have

It's heartening that the Indiana Legislature provides gainful employment to the mentally challenged, but sometimes they introduce bills that become laws.

February 15, 2013 12:00 am
Polar plunge at VU raises $20,000 for Special Olympics Indiana

Polar plunge at VU raises $20,000 for Special Olympics Indiana

VALPARAISO | Eye of the Tiger. Smoke on the Water. Born to Be Wild.

February 09, 2013 7:00 pm Photos

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Kiwanis host Special Olympics program

Kiwanis host Special Olympics program

November 22, 2012 12:00 am

Highland Soccer Palooza is about the love of the game

If the original "Rocky" movie was so good, why did they make another one? Why not stop with the perfect film?

August 12, 2012 12:00 am
Benefit helps children with cancer and Special Olympics

Benefit helps children with cancer and Special Olympics

SCHERERVILLE | Face painting, games, firetrucks and a police canine demonstration were all part of the fun at the recent Fuel Fitness Community Day. More important, though, were the funds raised for children with cancer and local Special Olympics participants.

May 16, 2012 2:58 pm

Replacement Special Olympics training center designed to serve wider needs

CROWN POINT | A Special Olympics training center under construction in Crown Point is being designed to accommodate a wider population of people with disabilities.

May 04, 2012 6:45 pm
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