Special Olympics News Stories

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FHN Hosts Special Olympics Softball Tournament
Posted on 10/06/2016
All we need is an opportunity to succeed. Athletes play the game for the thrill of victory, but not everyone gets that chance. The Francis Howell Special Olympics (FHSO) wants to make sure that no one gets left in the crowd, no matter their ability or experience with sports. And on Oct. 1, groups of thrilled athletes came to Francis Howell North (FHN) High School fields for a Special Olympics softball tournament.   Read more about FHN Hosts Special Olympics Softball Tournament
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FHN HOSA and NHS Take Plunge for Special Olympics
Posted on 03/01/2016
Francis Howell North (FHN) High School students and staff recently rallied together to raise money for Special Olympics of Missouri at the Polar Plunge in Maryland Heights, and raised nearly $6,000. They also won the “Golden Plunger Award” for best costumes that day, proving they could help others – and also look good doing it.  Read more about FHN HOSA and NHS Take Plunge for Special Olympics
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Stuck on Charity – Harvest Ridge students raise money for Special Olympics
Posted on 02/22/2016
It happens – we get stuck from time to time. We can be stuck in traffic, stuck at home in a snowstorm, or stuck in a line at the cafeteria. But if you make a promise to some students at Harvest Ridge Elementary, you might just get stuck to the wall. The school’s principal, Dr. Natalie DeWeese, challenged her students that if they could reach a goal of $500 in donations to Special Olympics, she would allow them to duct tape her to the wall of the school gym. The Harvest Ridge community rallied as a result, raising more than $2,000.   Read more about Stuck on Charity – Harvest Ridge students raise money for Special Olympics
FHSD Special Olympics Basketball Tournament Offers Chance to Make a Difference
Posted on 01/12/2016
Opportunities – we can often take them for granted. The Francis Howell School District (FHSD) strives to give all students the same opportunities to succeed, whether it be academically or athletically. Hosting their annual Special Olympics basketball tournament gives an opportunity to some athletes to compete in an organized event which they might not have had, if not for the work of some FHSD students and staff.   Read more about FHSD Special Olympics Basketball Tournament Offers Chance to Make a Difference
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The Thrill of Giving Back – FHSD hosted Special Olympics tournament at FHC in January
Posted on 03/01/2015
The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. These are two emotions inherent in sports, and they are emotions that we sometimes take for granted. The Special Olympics is an organization that wants everyone to experience those emotions, as well as experience the feeling of accomplishment that also goes hand-in-hand in athletic competition. And students and teachers from throughout the Francis Howell School District (FHSD) continue to come together to do whatever they can to help these athletes reach their potential on and off the field of play.  Read more about The Thrill of Giving Back – FHSD hosted Special Olympics tournament at FHC in January
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