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Three Idaho Athletes Will Compete in South Korea

Special Olympics Idaho is proud to announce that Brandon Staley, Andrea Mousseau, and Jerry Smith will represent Idaho and the Unites States at the 2013 World Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. All three athletes will compete as members of Team … Continue reading

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They say a photo is worth a thousand words…

Trenna, a student from Idaho Falls, and 2nd year member of the Youth Activation Council for Project Unify Idaho, took these amazing photos at the State Floor Hockey Tournament on March 3rd. I think they do a beautiful job summing … Continue reading

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Freezin’ for a Reason Gets a New Meaning

On February 18, community members around the Treasure Valley gathered to jump into freezing cold water to raise funds for Special Olympics Idaho in the annual Penguin Plunge event. More than 100 “plungers” jumped into a located in the Sportsman’s … Continue reading

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“Oh the Possibilities!”

Members from the Youth Activation Council met in December 2011. Below are some of their responses to their personal experience. Enjoy!   I had an amazing time at the Youth Activation Summit. I also got to meet some wonderful people … Continue reading

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State Winter Games Cancellations and Changes

Dear Special Olympics Idaho Family, I hate to be the bearer of bad news but unfortunately Special Olympics Idaho is being impacted by the lack of snow as are many other organizations, businesses, and individuals in Idaho. Due to the lack of … Continue reading

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2011 Youth Activation Summit

“We, as youth, have the ability to bring about radical change. We have the creativity, the passion, and the resources- If we set our minds to something (like inclusion for people of all abilities) it WILL happen.” -Special Olympics Idaho … Continue reading

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Idaho’s First TRAIN Event

Monday October 10th With winter nipping at our heels we at Special Olympics decided to introduce a new Health Athlete program called TRAIN (Testing Recreational Activities and Improving Nutrition).  Special Olympics Idaho partnered up with Boise State University’s very own … Continue reading

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Our Origins and Special Olympics Idaho’s 40th Anniversary

This year, as Special Olympics Idaho has celebrated its 40th anniversary, I am grateful that Special Olympics founder, the late Eunice Kennedy Shriver, was driven by a powerful combination of values: a love of her sister, a fury about the … Continue reading

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Take a Walk on the Charitable Side

Throughout the month of October more than 300 Buddy Walks will occur throughout the United States, including one right here in Boise on Saturday October 8th. Like Special Olympics Idaho the Buddy Walk aims to create awareness and acceptance for people who have intellectual … Continue reading

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Thank you Special Olympics Fans!

As I write this blog, I am a bit bleary-eyed after our action-packed two days for our 40th State Summer Games! However, all I have to do is reflect back on the last 72 hours and I get re-energized! This … Continue reading

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