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Special Olympics

Special Olympians hit the hardwood

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videoMore than 200 students from across New Hanover County participated in the Special Olympics Basketball Tournament today at UNCW's Trask Coliseum. Full story...
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Even after two ice storms, hundreds take a Polar Plunge

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Some go to great lengths in support of the New Hanover County Special Olympics for this year's tenth annual Polar Plunge. Full story...
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Athletes gather for Special Olympics fall games

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videoSpecial Olympics athletes kicked off their fall games this morning. From bocce ball and races to soccer and tennis, athletes from around the region worked on honing their skills and making new friends. Full story...
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Local Law Enforcement Officers Run for Special Olympics

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Law enforcement officers from the Wilmington Police Department and the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office ran from Wilmington to Hampstead Wednesday to raise awareness and money for the Special Olympics.video Full story...
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Hundreds take a cold dip for a good cause

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videoHundreds of people took a chilly, winter swim off of Carolina Beach this weekend for the 9th Annual Polar Plunge. Participants young and old, clothed and bare, lined up to sponsor New Hanover County's Special Olympic Program. Proceeds will benefit over 500 athletes, providing them with year-round sports training and games. Full story...
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Polar Plunge and 5K Run-N-Plunge benefit Special Olympics

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videoThe 9th Annual Polar Plunge kicks off this weekend, with a new event in the mix. The 5K Run-N-Plunge gives the community another opportunity to have fun, while they show support for the New Hanover County Special Olympics. Full story...
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Special Olympians gather for fall games

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videoSpecial Olympics athletes kicked off their fall games this morning at Wilmington's Legion Stadium Complex. From bocce ball and races to soccer and tennis, athletes from around the region worked on honing their skills and making new friends. Full story...
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Law enforcement takes Special Olympics torch on the road

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Local cops put on their running shoes this morning for a good cause. The runners set off to carry the Special Olympics Flame of Hope from the Wilmington Police Department to the Pender County line, where they handed it off to another team. Full story...
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NC Special Olympics hosts 'Celebrity Night' tonight

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North Carolina Special Olympics is hosting a special "Celebrity Night" tonight to help raise funds for the organization. The event will be held at the Golden Corral on New Centre Drive from 6-8 p.m. Full story...
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Special Olympians shine in spring games

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Some athletes got to shine today at UNC Wilmington. The New Hanover County Special Olympics held its spring games on the campus track today. Full story...
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Folks take the plunge for Special Olympics

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Hundreds of people plunged into the chilly waters of Carolina Beach Saturday to raise money for Special Olympics of New Hanover County. Full story...
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Special Olympics shoots and scores

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video Although the Wilmington Hammerheads season is over there is still soccer going on around Legion Stadium. Athletes with special needs gathered Saturday enjoying team comrodery, friendship and even a little soccer. Full story...
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Special Olympics camp kicks off

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Some special kids around the Cape Fear are getting a special treat this week Their week is full of soccer, kickball and all sorts of games, and it's all put on by the Special Olympics. Full story...
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Cops on Top raise money for Special Olympics

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If you happened to drive past Chick-Fil-A on Ooleander drive, you might have seen something strange on the roof. The fourth annual Cops on Top fundraiser literally had cops on top of the restaurant. Full story...
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Local middle school students assist Special Olympics team

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videoSome Special Olympics team members in New Hanover County got to show off their basketball skills Tuesday thanks to some local middle schoolers. Full story...
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