Special Olympics

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Special Olympics ‘Flame Of Hope’ Torch To Make Its Way Through Michigan

Participants will have an opportunity to take part in the Unified Relay Across America, as four torch bearers who will carry the “Flame Of Hope” torch through Lansing, Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and eventually end in Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/07/2015

NEWARK, NJ - JUNE 15: Prudential Center Host 2014 Special Olympics USA Games Opening Ceremony at Prudential Center on June 15, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images)

Bikes, Adult Tricycles Taken From Special Olympics

Officials say 15 bikes and adult tricycles were stolen from a garage in Jackson ahead of a Special Olympics competition in the city.

97.1 The Ticket–06/26/2014

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Word “Retarded” To Be Eliminated From Michigan Law

The term, in its different forms, appears on the books 15 times.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/26/2014

Some of the brave folks taking the Polar Plunge. (WWJ/Beth Fisher)

Hundreds Take Polar Plunge To Benefit Special Olympics – Michigan

Looking brave and (mostly) fearless, hundreds took a quick dip in some pretty chilly water, all in the name of a good cause.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/15/2014


Torch Run Heads Through Metro Detroit For Friday Rush Hour

“We thank you in advance for your patience and your continued support throughout the year,” said Ken Bennett, Director of Michigan Law Enforcement Torch Run.

CBS Detroit–09/12/2012

(Michigan Special Olympics/Facebook Photo)

Special Olympics State Summer Games Kick Off Thursday

Nearly 2,600 athletes and 3,400 coaches, chaperones, family members, volunteers and spectators will be traveling from nearly all of the 83 counties in Michigan to compete.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/31/2012

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley takes the Pplar Plunge (Credit: Gov. Office)

Not Cold Enough, Ice Added To Polar Plunge

Lt. Governor Brian Calley took a cannonball jump into the chilly waters to help raise money for Special Olympics.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/24/2012

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Special Olympics Michigan Winter Games Start Wednesday

About 800 competitors are heading to the Traverse City area for the Special Olympics’ 2012 State Winter Games.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/07/2012

Polar Plunge

Special Olympics Looking For People To Take The ‘Polar Plunge’

Special Olympics-Michigan is looking for people willing to jump into the Detroit River in February as part of the largest “Polar Plunge” in the state.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/13/2012


Law Enforcement Torch Run Week Begins Saturday

Join members of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for any of two dozen community runs and a 750-mile, 5-day relay run Sept. 10-17.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/10/2011