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Healthy Athlete Spotlight: Jennifer Hamilton

Healthy Athlete Spotlight: Jennifer Hamilton

Owensboro Athlete Jennifer Hamilton Made an Incredible Life Change Everyone meet our first #HealthyAthleteSpotlight, Jennifer Hamilton. Jennifer is from Owensboro, Ky., and has been a Special Olympics Kentucky athlete for more than 20 years. She keeps her schedule very full by playing basketball and softball. flag football, bowling, and track and field. On top of …

Eastern HS Unveils UCS National Banner Award

Eastern HS Unveils UCS National Banner Award

Highest Unified Champion Schools Award Presented at Schoolwide Assembly The entirety of Louisville’s Eastern High School turned out for a celebration in the school gym on Friday, Feb. 2. But it wasn’t for a basketball or volleyball game, or for a football pre-game pep rally. The assembly was to unveil the school’s Unified Champion Schools …

The Time is Now for Spring Sports!

“Let the Games Begin!” While it may feel like a long time before we hear those words at the State Summer Games, the path to those Games begins now with spring sports events kicking off in the next week. Teams have been practicing for weeks. Track, swimming and bocce all have qualifying events coming up …

Volunteer Opportunities Abound in New Year

There Are Great Ways for Anyone to Get Involved in Special Olympics The change of the year brings our winter sports season and many opportunities to volunteer with Special Olympics throughout the state. Whether you’re an avid skier, a certified referee or have never been to a sporting event in your life, there are ways …

2024 Winter Sports Season Hits High Gear

January Means Winter Games and Basketball Leagues Opening Now that the calendar has turned, the Winter Sports Season is ready to rev its engines! In January we’ll hold our State Winter Games, basketball leagues will open in Louisville and Georgetown and invitational tournament will be held around the state. Cheerleading squads are practicing now in …

Three Kentucky Schools Earn UCS National Banner Recognition

Three Kentucky Schools Earn UCS National Banner Recognition

Award is the Highest Honor Granted to Unified Champion Schools Participants When Special Olympics and partner ESPN announced this year’s crop of Unified Champion Schools National Banner honorees, THREE Kentucky schools were included among those recognized with the top honor in the Unified Champion Schools program. Two schools were honored for the first time while …

Three to Compete at SONA Golf Invitational

Three to Compete at SONA Golf Invitational

Two Kentucky golfers and one Unified partner will head to New Jersey¬† Oct. 3-5 to compete in the 2023 Special Olympics North America Golf Championship. Florence’s Chris Revay will compete in the 9-hole individual stroke play event, while Tee Salinas and his father Tony of Shelbyville will compete in the 9-hole Unified alternate shot event. …

Topgolf Supporting Special Olympics Through October

Topgolf Supporting Special Olympics Through October

Topgolf “Season of Giving” runs through October 31 From now until October 31, you can have an incredible time at Topgolf while you support Special Olympics athletes during the Topgolf Season of Giving. There are many ways you can take part. When you book your Topgolf bay using code “special23” a portion of your rental …

SOKY Shares Unified Robotics Program at Dreams with Wings Camp

SOKY Shares Unified Robotics Program at Dreams with Wings Camp

In July Special Olympics Kentucky had the pleasure of working with Dreams with Wings to demonstrate Unified Robotics to both their Dreams in Motion and Achieving Dreams summer camps. The collaboration was made possible through a grant SOKY received from the Kentucky Department of Education Office of Special Education and Early Learning to promote knowledge …

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