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President/CEO Trish Mazzoni Announces Retirement

38-Year Career Marked By Unwavering Commitment to Athletes Special Olympics Kentucky (SOKY) President and CEO, Trish Mazzoni, has announced her retirement, effective December 31, 2024. She has served as the organization’s President and CEO since 2012, but her Special Olympics career spans 38 years. After volunteering at Special Olympics events as a student at the …

Make Plans Now for the 2024 Fall Sports Season

Now’s the Time to Prepare for Program’s Busiest Season The fall sports season continues to be one of Special Olympics Kentucky busiest times of year in terms of number of athletes competing and competition options. Now is the time to make sure your athlete, or maybe a potential new athlete you know, is signed up …

2024 LETR Final Leg Schedule Set

2024 LETR Final Leg Schedule Set

“Flame of Hope” Will Tour the State Ahead of Summer Games Carried by members of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Kentucky, the Special Olympics “Flame of Hope” will make several stops throughout the state on its way to the State Summer Games Opening Ceremonies. The stops are all part of the 2024 …

Join Us For Bingocize!

SOKY Launches New Bingo-Based Fitness Program This June, the SOKY Healthy Athletes program is launching an all-new fitness program – BINGOCIZE! What is Bingocize? Bingocize is an evidence-based health promotion program that combines the game of bingo, health education, and exercise. It is a 12-week program that will take place virtually once per week. Each …

Nickell Completes World Games Team Trials

Nickell Completes World Games Team Trials

Long Wait to Compete Against the World Nears End for Morehead Athlete Morehead athlete DesaRae Nickell FINALLY got the opportunity to meet her fellow athletes and coaches who will make up the Special Olympics USA Team at the 2025 Special Olympic World Winter Games next year in Turin, Italy. The Team Trials, which were held …

2024 Summer Sports Season

2024 Summer Sports Season

It’s time for Summer Sports! Now that the State Summer Games have ended, it’s time to get into the swing of the 2024 Summer Sports Season. Golfers and softball teams across the state are ready to compete for their chance to go to our Summer Championships. Softball This year, 75 teams are participating in softball …

Teams Meet For Second Unified Robotics Competition

Teams Meet For Second Unified Robotics Competition

Teams from four Louisville middle schools met on March 15 to take part in Special Olympics Kentucky’s Second Annual Unified Robotics Competition. Teams of students from Anchorage School, Kammerer Middle School, Stuart Academy and Westport Middle School met at UofL’s Founders Union for a day of Lego Robot battle with Westport and Stuart Academy each …

Healthy Athletes Program Starts Year Strong

Record Number of Screenings at State Basketball Tournament One of Many Highlights Healthy Athletes has some exciting things in the works to help engage our athletes and allow them to become happier, healthier versions of themselves. At our State Basketball Tournament in March we hosted a mini health fair which included three separate health initiatives.  …

Students Participate in Two UCS Youth Summits in March

Students Participate in Two UCS Youth Summits in March

More Than 150 Students Met to Build Stronger Communities and Increase Inclusion at Their Schools March saw Special Olympics Kentucky, through its Unified Champion Schools Program, hold a pair of Unified Youth Summits. Three of our UCS National Banner Award recipients – Eastern High School, Ryle High School and East Carter High School – took …

Ryle HS Unveils UCS National Banner Award

Ryle HS Unveils UCS National Banner Award

Six-Week Delay Doesn’t Dampen Spirits as Pioneering School Celebrates Success Thanks to the one major snow storm of the winter hitting Northern Kentucky on their original date, the students and staff at Union’s Ryle High School had to wait an extra six weeks before finally celebration their Unified Champion Schools National Banner Award on March …

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