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The 2014 Special Olympics USA sports competitions began Monday, June 16 in New Jersey. Over the week Team Illinois has garnered incredible achievements earning them over 50 medals and new friendships with athletes from across the nation.


Caroline Colianne of Evanston wowed in the pool all week! On Tuesday, she took home a Bronze medal in the 100-yard individual medley, and on Wednesday she earned Gold in the 100-yard backstroke and Silver in the 100-yard freestyle.


Competition will wrap up today.  For a complete competition schedule, and for more of Team Illinois’s results, please check the Games’ website at www.2014specialolympics.org.


The 2014 Special Olympics USA Games is the largest national games undertaking ever in the United States. Nearly 3,500 athletes competed in 16 Olympic-style team and individual sports. The athletes were supported by 1,000 coaches, 10,000 volunteers and an anticipated 70,000 spectators.  Team Illinois sent a delegation of 52 athletes, 6 Unified Partners and 15 coaches from all over the state.


Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit organization offering year-round training and competition in 19 sports for nearly 21,500 athletes with intellectual disabilities and more than 18,500 Young Athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics transforms lives by empowering people with intellectual disabilities to realize their full potential in sports and in life. Special Olympics programs enhance physical fitness, motor skills, self-confidence, social skills and encourage family and community support.  If you are interested in learning more about Special Olympics Illinois, volunteering or providing financial support to help make Special Olympics programs possible, contact your local Special Olympics agency, call 800-394-0562 or visit our website at www.soill.org.

Joan Lourich Hackett June 20, 2014 at 09:19 PM
April Troy June 26, 2014 at 10:24 AM
good job......


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