A Special Olympics Team Since 1991
South Region Stars
Gymnastics is also considered a summer sport; however this year’s meet will be held the weekend of June 14-15. Athletes who participate in gymnastics will be given the opportunity to compete in one sport the following weekend, assuming they have participated in the area competition for that sport.
Congrats to the Stars’ Flag Football Teams for an outstanding showing at the state tournament. Our Gold team received bronze medals and our white team received silvers. We’re so proud of you.
And to our athletes Sarah Haugen, Russell Greenhalge, and Charlie Rea, who represented Minnesota in swimming, bowling, and bocce, respectively at the USA games.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Thank you to all who helped make our 2019 Outback Fundraiser a success — to Michelle Kappes, our organizer extraordinaire; to our special donors for their special gifts; to Rick Linton of Outback Steak House and to his amazing staff — and to you – our athletes, families and friends. This was definitely a South Region Stars Team effort.
Meet the Stars
Through the power of sports, people with intellectual disabilities discover new strengths and abilities, skills and success. Our athletes find joy, confidence and fulfillment — on the playing field and in life. We know no boundaries. Without regard to gender, race, religion, economic or education level, Special Olympics has the ability to unite all walks of life.
She did it! Bocce athlete Maya Rivera will be coming back to the states from the World Games with medals, ribbons, and stories. We’re so proud of you Maya. You were brave, you had courage, and we’re so lucky to call you our Star.
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2018 Spirit Awards
John Sullivan Award: to those whose actions demonstrate the true meaning of Good Sport.
2018: Leon Johnson and Mariana Hughes
Kathy Wells Award: to those who exemplify the last line of the Olympic Oath : if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.
2018: Travis Vang and Andrea Howlett
Hank Halvorson Award: to families and individuals who exemplify the spirit of Hank by assisting with fundraising efforts extraordinaire.
2018: Barb and EJ Wang
Hank Goers Award: to families, parents, or staff who demonstrate extraordinary kindness by being there for any athlete or any effort requiring assistance.
2018: Deb Howlett