SOC Bank of America Chicago Marathon Team Member Spotlight

Look ahead to your next goal!  Change your life and the lives of others and run the Bank of America Chicago Marathon with us on October 11, 2015.  We will get you across the finish line smiling with VIP benefits including free race entry and training program! We will send you registration materials once they…

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CHICAGO AG SCHOOL WINS $100,000 GRANT!

Kendall’s proposal sought to build the arena as a way to boost the therapeutic riding program offered at the school. The program allows students with physical and cognitive disabilities to interact with large animals. Read the rest of this great story from DNA Info by clicking here

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A Special Life On The Run

“I never quit,” Hernandez said. “I just keep going.” Click here to read the story from the Chicago Sun-times about Amelia Hernandez, one of the athletes at the first Special Olympics Games in 1968 who continues to participate today.

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CPS Special Olympics Program Hopeful For Grant

For the first time in Chicago’s history, two CPS students competed in, and medaled in, the equestrian events at the state Special Olympics last month. Find out what they’re hoping their hard work pays off in by reading the rest of the story here   

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AG High School Aims For $100,000 Grant

Maggie Kendall, an animal sciences teacher at the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences, is thinking big — $100,000 big. She’s hoping to win a grant that will expand her school’s therapeutic riding program so that students can ride year round. See the Rob Johnson’s story for CBS 2 story here.

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CHSAS Students Ride Into History

Two students from the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences (CHSAS) made history on Oct. 25-26 when they competed in the equestrian portion of the Special Olympics Illinois fall games in Rockford, Ill. Shane Blake and Tom Shimoda, both of Mt. Greenwood, were the first athletes from Special Olympics Chicago and from a Chicago public…

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Bridgeport News Names Southland Area Athlete of the Month

Big thanks to Bridgeport News for their ongoing support with these monthly athlete features! Leslie Dotts, 24, is this month’s Bridgeport News Southland Area Athlete of the Month. Leslie lives in the Morgan Park community and has been competing in the Special Olympics Chicago program since she was 14 years old. She has competed at…

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Marathon Team Member Spotlight: Jason Geil

A long time supporter and friend to the athletes of Special Olympics Chicago, Jason Geil of Chicago Photopress discusses just what running the Bank of America Chicago Marathon means to him. Check out his profile here.

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