Special Olympics state championship coming in March

Volunteers needed for event The Grand Rapids Jaycees will be hosting the 2011 Special Olympics Michigan State Basketball Finals and Skills Competition on Friday, March 25, and Saturday, March 26, at Rockford High School, Rockford Freshmen Campus, and Rockford North Middle School.  More than 500 athletes from across the state will travel to Rockford to […]

“RAM’ers” K-8 track & field special olympic team competes and celebrates

RAM’ERS ROCK—(above)Rockford’s RAM’ers special Olympics students show off their medals and trophies as they conclude their six-week program.

Very special athletes ended this year’s Special Olympics program in Rockford with a day of competition and celebration recently. For the first time, students held their annual event at the Wolverine World Wide YMCA in Belmont. Any student with an educational disability in grades kindergarten through eighth grade can participate.  Athletes work to develop their […]

Local student goes Greek at Albion College

Local student Taylor Harding recently pledged Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity at Albion College. Tau Kappa Epsilon was founded at Illinois Wesleyan University in 1899. The “Tekes” support the Special Olympics. Harding is a sophomore at Albion College. He is the son of David and Megan Harding of Rockford and a graduate of Rockford High School. […]

State Police Sergeant to Represent Michigan in Special Olympics Torch Run

Sergeant Kevin Sweeney

The Michigan State Police (MSP) is pleased to announce that Sergeant Kevin Sweeney of the Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division has been selected to represent the State of Michigan at the 2009 Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg for Special Olympics. The Torch Run Final Leg will begin in northern Idaho and cover multiple […]