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"March Magic" Returns as State Basketball Tourney Hits Floor This Weekend

State BAsketball Tournament

March Magic returns to Kentucky March 2-4 when the 2012 Special Olympics Kentucky State Basketball Tournament returns for its 37th year in Louisville. For the second consecutive year, all Tournament games will be held under the same roof, with more than 400 athletes packing the Hoops facility, located at 12101 Sycamore Station Place, for the weekend. More

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State Cheerleading Competition Rejoins With Cheersport on March 10

State Cheerleading Competition

For the second consecutive year, Special Olympics Kentucky will partner with Cheersport to help stage its State Cheerleading Competition. The 2012 State Cheerleading Competition will be held Saturday, March 10, at Heritage Hall in downtown Lexington in conjunction with that day's Cheersport competition. More

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2012 Polar Plunges Break Participant Record, Raise $725,000

2012 Polar Plunge

Another record-breaking Polar Plunge season is in the books for Special Olympics Kentucky. This year, 3,164 brave Polar Bears hit the water to support Special Olympics. It was the first time in the Plunge's 14-year history in Kentucky that the events had more than 3,000 participants, topping last year's record by nearly 200 people. This year was also only the second year that the Polar Plunges have raised more than $700,000 in Kentucky, with a combined total of more than $725,000 raised. More

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Meet Our Athletes: Will Petrando and Allison Salazar

Will Petrando   Allison Salazar

We are spotlighting athletes in each Sports Line. We will choose athletes who are participating in the current sports season. This month, meet Winter Games athlete Will Petrando and cheerleader Allison Salazar. More

 

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Warren, Ware Named SOKY Athlete, Coach of the Year for 2011

2011 Athlete and Coach of the Year

Versailles gymnast and cheerleader Oana Warren and Spencer County Local Coordinator Lynn Ware have been named Special Olympics Kentucky 2011 Athlete and Coach of the Year, respectively. The presentations came on Saturday, Jan. 14, at the organization's Leadership Conference at the Marriott Griffin Gate Hotel in Lexington. More

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Schedule Set for 2012 Aquatics Season

2012 Aquatics Season

The 2012 Aquatics schedule is set and things are ready to get underway in just a couple of weeks. This year's schedule includes five qualifier meets leading up to the State Summer Games, June 1-2 at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond.  More

 

Boccé Ready to Roll Again in 2012; Unified Competition Added

2012 Bocce Season

We are pleased to announce Boccé is back and rolling full steam ahead! The sport will be making its fifth appearance at this year’s Summer Games in Richmond June 1-3, 2012.   More

 

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Upcoming Events
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3/2-4
State Basketball Tournament
Louisville
3/5
Louisville Young Athletes Program Begins
Louisville
3/10
State Cheerleading Competition
Lexington
3/24
Lakeside Aquatics Meet
Louisville
3/31
University of Kentucky Aquatics Meet
Lexington
4/7
University of Louisville Aquatics Meet
Louisville
4/9
Northern Kentucky Young Athletes Program Begins
Erlanger
4/14 Northern Kentucky
Aquatics Meet
Erlanger
4/15 Northern Kentucky Regional Flag Football Tournament
Crestview Hills
4/21 Asbury University
Aquatics Meet
Wilmore
4/21
Area 3 & 9 Track & Field Competition
Paintsville
4/28
Area 1 Track & Field Competition
Murray
4/28
Area 2 Track & Field Competition
Owensboro
4/28
Area 7 Track & Field Competition
Erlanger
4/28
Area 8 Track & Field Competition
Lexington
TBA
Area 6 Track & Field Competition
TBA
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The Legacy Giving Society
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Special Olympics Golf Season Offers Something for Athletes at All Skill Levels

2012 Golf Season

The 2012 Special Olympics Kentucky golf season will really rev up following Summer Games, but that doesn't mean you can't start making plans to participate now.

The 2012 season will run from June to August and registration information will be sent out soon. More

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March Volunteer Stadium

Volunteer Stadium

The SOKY Coaches Education Program is off and running in 2012 and find out how you can be involved in SOKY's first ALPs University.  More

 

Give Them Ten!
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Kentucky Has Great Success With 2012 Scarf Project

2012 Scarf Project

Special Olympics Kentucky participated in the 2012 Special Olympics USA Scarf Project. Handmade scarves from across the U.S. were donated to different states as a symbol of unity, support, compassion, and empowerment. The scarves were donated to SOKY, and athletes, coaches and volunteers wore these scarves at our State Winter Games. More

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SOKY Strong Leadership Conference Draws Great Crowd

2012 Leadership Conference

Special Olympics Kentucky started off the year with a SOKY Strong Leadership Conference in Lexington, Ky. We had a total of 75 participants who came to the conference, which included Local Coordinators, Coaches, Officials, and family members. More

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Calling All Special Olympics Artists! Show Your Work in the 2012 Summer Games Art Contest

2012 Art Contest

Would you like to have your artwork in the spotlight at Summer Games? If so, then the 2012 State Summer Games Art Contest for you!

Artwork will be on display  in the lobby of the  Powell Building at Eastern Kentucky University for the entire event throughout the Games. More

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State Equestrian Competition to Return to the Kentucky Horse Park

State Equestrian Competition

The State Equestrian Competition will return to the Kentucky Horse Park in 2012! State equestrian will be held Saturday, September 29, at the Horse Park, which hosted the event from 2003-2007. More

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Freedom Dodge Chrysler Jeep and SOKY Team Up for SOKY Auto Purchase Program

Freedom Dodge Logo

Freedom Dodge Chrysler Jeep in Lexington has signed on as the newest supporter of Special Olympics Kentucky through its new SOKY Auto Purchase Program. Through the program, Freedom Dodge Chrysler Jeep will contribute $100 to Special Olympics Kentucky for select new and used car purchases. More

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Around The State - A Roundup of Important Dates and Events From Local Programs

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Support Local Special Olympics Fundraisers

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Buying or Selling a House with the Elizabeth Monarch Group Can Help Special Olympics Kentucky

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Upcoming Coaches Clinics

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