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Ober Mountain to host skiing, snowboarding and speed skating athletes in annual Winter Games
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201 Athletes, Coaches and Staff to Represent the United States at Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023 including five from Tennessee
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Publix Super Markets and Special Olympics Tennessee continue their mission-driven partnership bringing awareness and funding to thousands of Special Olympics athletes in Tennessee and throughout the Southeast
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Event to be held for first time since 2019 and will feature over 200 athletes and Unified Partners
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Over 100 Special Olympics Tennessee (SOTN) athletes representing six counties will compete in the East Tennessee Regional Flag Football Invitational
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Copeland and Romines join 12 other U.S. Youth Ambassadors with and without intellectual disabilities
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Over 600 athletes from across Tennessee set to participate this weekend in Nashville
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Last weekend, Team Tennessee participated in a 2-day training camp in preparation for their June trip to Orlando for the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games!
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138 Athletes, Unified Partners and Coaches heading to Orlando for 2022 USA Games.
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In The News

News Stories Featuring Special Olympics Tennessee

January 2023

Clarksville Now - February 4, 2023
Brave jumpers take Polar Plunge to support Special Olympics

WATE 6 On Your Side - January 31, 2023
Special Olympics Tennessee Winter Games

WVLT 8 - January 29, 2023
Special Olympics Tennessee Winter Games return

WKRN News 2 / Local On 2 - January 26, 2023
Special Olympics Tennessee 2023 Winter Games

Local 3 News - January 20, 2023
Local athlete to represent Team USA in the 2023 Special Olympics World Games

The Chattanooga - January 29, 2023
Man From Hixson Named To Special Olympics USA Team

Murfreesboro Post - January 16, 2023
Cool in the pool

The Wilson Post - January 13, 2023
Floyd Center to host Special Olympics Regional

Local 3 News - January 5, 2023
Special Olympics TN 'returning to normal' in 2023 with multiple upcoming events

Rutherford Source - January 5, 2023
Murfreesboro Polar Bear Plunge to Benefit Special Olympics

News Channel 5 - January 7, 2023
21st annual Murfreesboro Polar Bear Plunge to benefit local Special Olympics athletes

Daily News Journal - January 8, 2023
An uplifting 'plunge' for Special Olympics

December 2022

The Daily Times - December 7, 2022
Eagleton College and Career Academy becomes Special Olympics Unified Champion School

November 2022

Herald Chronicle - November 30, 2022
Law Enforcement Torch Run held to raise money for Special Olympics

The Chattanoogan - November 18, 2022
ThROWdown For Special Olympics Tennessee Is Nov. 19

WKRN News 2 - November 11, 2022
Newsmaker: Battle of the Badges

Local 6 Paducah - November 11, 2022
Telethon of Stars: UTM Infant Stimulation gave Garrett a strong early start

Rogersville Review - November 11, 2022
Hawkins bowlers compete in Special Olympics event

October 2022

Local 3 News - October 28, 2022
SCHOOL PATROL: Chance Smith inspires Hixson Wildcat teammates

The Daily Herald - October 27, 2022
Special Olympics Tennessee hosts annual bowling tournament in Columbia

The Daily Herald - October 25, 2022
Special Olympics Bowling Tournament

The Tennessean - October 11, 2022
State school association honors local student, volunteer, board members in fall district

Southern Standard - October 6, 2022
Locals take second in Special Olympics

Cheatham County Exchange - October 5, 2022
Harpeth's Calli Copeland receives Student Recognition Award

1450 WLAF - October 3, 2022
Special Olympics returning to Campbell County; volunteers, funds needed

The Post - October 1, 2022
Cheatham County Represents in Special Olympics State Flag Football Tourney

September 2022

The Rogersville Review - September 27, 2022
Volunteer Homecoming Princess's choice for escort highlights 'culture of inclusion'

WLVT 8 Knoxville - September 26, 2022
Knoxville man hits 2 million pushup goal, sets new goal for 2.5 million

The Lebanon Democrat - September 24, 2022
The ties that bind

Daily Post Athenian - September 22, 2022
Triplett wins fourth straight state championship, first at level 4

The Rogersville Review - September 20, 2022
Cherokee bowlers qualify for Special Olympics state tournament

WBIR 10 News - September 20, 2022
Blount County Special Olympics competes in bowling for first time in two years

The Rogersville Review - September 20, 2022
Gold medal winning Team Tennessee flag football undefeated in Knoxville regional event

WBIR 10 News - September 17, 2022
Special Olympic athletes play flag football

The Mountain Press - September 14, 2022
Special Olympics is coming back to Campbell County

WBIR 10 News - September 9, 2022
KPD officer selected to represent Special Olympics Tennessee in Berlin for World Games

WVLT 8 - September 9, 2022
Knoxville police officer selected to represent Special Olympics Tennessee in Law Enforcement Torch Run

WATE 6 On Your Side - September 9,2022
Knoxville officer to represent Special Olympics TN in Berlin, 2023 World Game

August 2022

The Cheatham County Exchange - August 23, 2022
Harpeth pair named Special Olympics U.S. Youth Ambassadors

The Tennessean - August 22, 2022
Winning touch: Williamson County Special Olympics athletes advance to state tournament

Local 3 News - August 19, 2022
Cleveland 8th grader headed to Special Olympics State Golf Tournament

The Daily Post Athenian - August 18, 2022
Triplett wins Middle Tennessee Regional, state tournament next

The Daily News Journal - August 15, 2022
Special Olympics TN Middle Tennessee Golf Regional

WGNS Radio - August 14, 2022
Murfreesboro Welcomes TN Special Olympics Golfers

Willamson Source - August 14, 2022
Special Olympics Tennessee to Host Middle Tennessee Golf Regional in Murfreesboro

July 2022

WKRN News2 - July 31, 2022
Joe Casey, retired Metro Nashville police chief, dies at 96

WWE Community - July 28, 2022
WWE and Special Olympics Tennessee host SummerSlam Unified Basketball Tournament: photos

The Cheatham County Exchange - July 16, 2022
Cheatham County School Board honors Special Olympics participants

Weakley County Neighbors Magazine - July 10, 2022
2022 Special Olympics USA Games

Nashville Business Journal - July 7, 2022
Community Spotlight: Special Olympics is a movement built on inclusion, where every person is accepted and welcomed.

March 2022

The Chattanoogan - March 30, 2022
Area 4 Special Olympics Sets Annual Bocce Tournament

WATE / 6 On Your Side - March 23, 2022
Support Special Olympics by eating a sub from Jersey Mike's

WATE / 6 On Your Side - March 10, 2022
Ice Bears donating $2500 to Special Olympic athlete

February 2022

WJHL / News Channel 11 - February 20, 2022
‘Polar Plunge’ raises funds for Special Olympics Tennessee

ClarksvilleNow.com - February 6, 2022
Close to $19,000 raised in Special Olympics Tennessee Polar Plunge