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Five-time Special Olympics World Games’ competitor Blaine Schulz said Sunday he is glad to be back in Jamestown.
“It was a lot of fun meeting new people, the different food,” he said.
Schulz was in PyeonChang South Korea, for the 2013 Special Olympics Winter World Games. He ran in the men’s snowshoe 200-meter, 400-meter races and was the third leg of the 4x400-meter relay team.
By Chris Olson, The Jamestown Sun
, February 12, 2013
Jamestown’s Blaine Schulz will bring home a silver medal when he returns from the Special Olympics Winter World Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.
Competing in his fifth Special Olympics World Games, Schulz earned the silver in the 200-meter snowshoe run M20 Division final held Sunday with a time of 32.74 seconds.
Volunteers are needed for the 2012 U.S. Paralympics Swimming Trials at the Bismarck State College Aquatic and Wellness Center June 14-16.
The Trials are being held in advance of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London Aug. 29-Sept. 9.
I would like to thank Jamestown College for allowing Area 9 Special Olympic athletes to perform during halftimes of the men’s and women’s basketball games on Feb. 4. This is an event our special Olympic athletes look forward to every year.
Soccer balls, bowling pins and track relay batons can do more than burn calories.
They can change the public’s perception about a portion of the population as well.
That’s one of the goals of Special Olympics North Dakota, an organization which holds athletic events for people with intellectual disabilities like Down syndrome, autism and fetal alcohol syndrome, said Kathy Meagher, president and CEO.
The 25th annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics started down Interstate 94 from the Bloom exit Friday morning. The 14 runners were to travel to Valley City before passing the torch to law enforcement officers from that area who would continue the torch run to Fargo and the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics Friday evening.
Snow was in the air as 25 souls braved 20-degree weather to plunge into the icy waters of the Jamestown Reservoir for Saturday’s fourth annual Polar Plunge, Freezin’ for a Reason, a fundraiser for the Special Olympics.
Saturday plungers will take to the icy waters at Jamestown Reservoir in the fourth annual Polar Plunge, Freezin’ for a Reason, a fundraiser for Special Olympics North Dakota.
It’s back to the reservoir following last year’s Dumpster Dive. Weather forced the move from the reservoir to Applebee’s parking lot.
Tonight’s Dakota Athletic Conference doubleheader will even have basketball at halftime.
The Area 9 Special Olympics Division I team, coached by Roy Musland, will face a team of student-athletes from Jamestown College during the intermissions of both the men’s and women’s games tonight at the Civic Center.
Special Olympics North Dakota honored 15 individuals, organizations and businesses from throughout the state for their outstanding levels of commitment and support. These recipients, along with one inductee into the Hall of Fame, were recognized on Oct. 10 at the Special Olympics North Dakota State Awards Banquet.
Jenny Thielges of Jamestown has been named Special Olympics North Dakota Coach of the Year.
Thielges has been as swim coach with Special Olympics for nine years and has served as head coach for seven years. She is a certified Special Olympics coach and also has her WSI certification, CPR and first aid certification. She also sets up the venue and recruits volunteers to run the events.
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