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Op-Ed: Surfing waves for Special Olympics Florida Special

Polynesian surfing has been practiced for over a thousand years. Westerners first caught a glimpse of surfing in 1767 off the coast of Tahiti when the British Royal Navy’s crew of the HMS Dolphin visited the island.

Sherry Lynn to play two shows during Special Olympics USA Games

Country singer Sherry Lynn is lending her voice to a good cause. She will be playing two shows during the 2014 Special Olympics (USA Games).

Special Olympian responds to Coulter's use of the word 'retard'

Three day after Fox News' guest political commentator, Ann Coulter, called President Obama a "retard", a Special Olympics athlete has responded to Coulter's use of the word as an insult.

Red Robin Burgers and Law officers team up for Special Olympics Special

San Bruno - Red Robin Gourmet Burgers restaurants were pleased to participate in this year's "Tip-a-Cop" fundraiser on Oct. 13. The one-day nationwide event is held each year to help raise funds for the Special Olympics.

Op-Ed: Bhopal Special Olympics — An insight into why the event was held

Bhopal - On July 26, Bhopal held the Bhopal Special Olympics, in protest against Dow Chemical's sponsorship of the London Olympics 2012. Meet a few of the participants and learn more about the event.

LAPD Officer breaks Ferris wheel world record for charity

Los Angeles - An officer of the Los Angeles Police Department broke a world record on Friday by riding a Ferris wheel for 25 hours straight.

Daughter of Ted Kennedy dies at 51

Washington - Kara Kennedy, 51, the eldest child of Senator Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy from Massachusetts, died Friday after collapsing at a Washington health club.

September 25 will be first Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day

On September 25, 2010, the world will honour Eunice Kennedy Shriver for her lasting legacy. A year has almost passed since the founder of the Special Olympics International died.

Special Olympic Kids Object of Bolt Thrown by Impatient Driver

An impatient driver was arrested for hurling a metal bolt at parading Special Olympics kids. The accused was angry because the kids were temporarily blocking an intersection.

Obama Apologizes for Special Olympics Comment

History was made on March 19 on Jay Leno's television show, when Barack Obama was the featured guest. President Obama compared bowling skills to those at the Special Olympics, and today he aplogized for the gaffe.

UNICEF and Special Olympics launch partnership

The Special Olympics and UNICEF have formed a partnership to "advocate for health care, education, recreational sports and employment policies to benefit children with intellectual disabilities."
 

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Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty
Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty
Special Olympics Florida
Special Olympics Florida
Special Olympics Florida
Team Canada Roster marching in the streets.
Team Canada Roster marching in the streets.
Team Canada Roster marching in the streets.
Team Canada Roster marching in the streets.
The annual  Tip-A-Cop  fundraiser was held at more than 300 Red Robin Gourmet Burgers franchises in ...
The annual "Tip-A-Cop" fundraiser was held at more than 300 Red Robin Gourmet Burgers franchises in 39 states this past Oct. 13, 2012. Seen here are the staff of the Red Robin with local law officers in Kennewick, Washington
Courtesy of Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
Team Canada Roster marching in the streets.
Team Canada Roster marching in the streets.
Local law enforcement officers from Kennewick  Washington participated in the annual  Tip-A-Cop  fun...
Local law enforcement officers from Kennewick, Washington participated in the annual "Tip-A-Cop" fundraiser on Saturday Oct. 13, 2012. Proceeds raised from "Tip-A-Cop" one-day event go to the Special Olympics. Red Robin franchises in 39 states across the USA participated in the fundraiser.
Courtesy of Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
The official logo of this year s Tip-A-Cop fundraiser for the Special Olympics.
The official logo of this year's Tip-A-Cop fundraiser for the Special Olympics.
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
Special Olympics Florida
Special Olympics Florida
Special Olympics Florida
From left to right: Special Olympics Canada President and CEO  Michael Howlett  Canadian Finance Min...
From left to right: Special Olympics Canada President and CEO, Michael Howlett, Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty and Minister of State (Sport) Bal Gosal.
Canada s Special Olympic Team and actress  singer Gabi Epstein.
Canada's Special Olympic Team and actress, singer Gabi Epstein.
Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty
Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty
Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty
Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty
Team Canada Roster marching in the streets.
Team Canada Roster marching in the streets.