One Good Thing: Special Olympian spreads message of love
(Gary Schottle via AP)Gary Schottle arrived in time to see the other kids in line hitting and jumping on his young son. Special Olympics changed everything. Special Olympics has since branched out to more than 170 countries, empowering more than 5 million athletes who had often been cast aside. In 20 years of Special Olympics competition, Tank's confidence has soared, his leadership spreading across playing fields, the Houston area and beyond. Once one of the bullied, he has become a living embodiment of the Special Olympics message.
Bradford superintendent sued after conflict with Special Olympics organizer
STARKE, Fla. – The superintendent of the Bradford County School District is facing a defamation lawsuit brought by an organizer for the local chapter of Special Olympics Florida. “The email did not give dates, times, or list a phone number for a return call,” the Facebook post said. Cooper approached the Superintendent and proceeded to rant about the district’s failure to respond to her request; repeatedly using profanity," the Facebook post said. Cooper’s behavior was unprofessional, unwarranted and highly inappropriate given the presence of parents, teachers and even students in close enough proximity to have overheard her profane diatribe,” the district’s Facebook post said. After doing that she created a false and libelous post on the school district’s official Facebook page.
Cop Paralyzed in Line of Duty Stands for 1st Time in 14 Years During National Anthem
The officers stood at attention Friday as the national anthem played, but all eyes were on one veteran cop in particular. It was a drug deal gone bad, Weigt told KPHO-TV. "I'd been wanting to stand for the national anthem for 14 years," Weigt, a former United States infantry soldier, told TODAY. When everything hushed and the drums started, Im telling you, everything just went right into place, Weigt told KPHO-TV. That was probably the most special thing," Weigt said of being able to connect with the events participants.
Atlantic Beach police support Special Olympics with Tip a Cop event
If you don't already have lunch or dinner plans Tuesday, consider heading out to Jumpin' Jax House of Food in Atlantic Beach to support Special Olympics Florida. The Atlantic Beach Police Department will be participating in a Tip a Cop event at the restaurant from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday. in Atlantic Beach. The event raises money for Special Olympics Florida by having officers assist with waiting tables as they collect donations from patrons. To learn more about Special Olympics Florida and the Torch Run, visit www.specialolympicsflorida.org.