Category Archives: Stories

Summit County Special Olympians Sweep USA Games

Thousands of athletes from all over the nation recently took over Princeton, New Jersey to compete in the Special Olympics USA Games. At the closing ceremonies, after a week of tough competition, three Summit County Olympians stood proudly with gold medals draped around their necks. Read More ›

Kids Form Push-Chair Team to Take On Cleveland Triathlon

In just a few short weeks, two Summit County residents are going to show us that our community should never be divided based on stereotypes or abilities. Their strength, determination and friendship will empower thousands—most likely, including you. So who is this amazing duo? They’re simply kids being kids! Read More ›

Making Change by the Millions

Life is full of opportunities and barriers. We all have moments of happiness and hardship. During our journey, we rely on others for support. Our family, friends, teachers and community resources help to guide us along the way. We stumble, we fall, but in time we develop the strength to stand on our own. It’s in that moment of independence that we decide our future. Read More ›

Driven to Succeed

“People with disabilities can do what others can. It may take them a little longer, but with the support of others they can achieve their goals,” confidently stated Henry. Just about to hit the pivotal age of 21, Henry has already accomplished greatness. Through diligent training and determination, he’s earned a spot in the U.S.A. Special Olympics National Games. When asked if he’s a tough competitor in swimming, Henry replied, “I get reckless when it comes to racing!” It’s no wonder his nickname is Speedy. Read More ›

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