There was plenty of clapping and cheering as Special Olympians paraded around Willow School in Homewood on Friday, May 5. The nine athletes and their 10 second grade peer partners have been practicing all year for the Region E Spring Games at Thornwood High School on Saturday, May 6. They’ll[Read More…]
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Homewood-Flossmoor High School has earned repeat honors as a National Unified Champion Banner School from Special Olympics Illinois. A special presentation ceremony was held Monday, Oct. 24, with about 150 H-F students cheering as the banner was unfurled. Kim Riddering, Special Olympics Illinois’ chief operating officer, said H-F is one[Read More…]
Homewood and Flossmoor police officers were up early on Friday, Aug. 19, and they were up high, too, for the annual Cop on a Roof fundraiser for Special Olympics. Police partner each year with Dunkin’ to raise money for Special Olympics, which creates opportunities for athletes with disabilities to compete. [Read More…]
In October, Homewood-Flossmoor High School will be represented at the Special Olympics North America Unified Champions Schools meeting in Washington, D.C., by H-F junior Donzell Marshall and Maggie McNellis, a 2019 graduate now attending Eastern Illinois University.
Homewood-Flossmoor High School has a new banner to proudly display: National Banner Unified Champion School. H-F has strived to have students from all levels work together through partnerships in sports and classroom activities. The efforts put H-F in a unique status as one of only two high schools in Illinois[Read More…]
Isabella and Connor Miller were excited to show off the trophy their Stingrays softball team won in a Special Olympics area softball tournament in 2017. Their joy playing on a team is possible because of the staff and volunteers with South Suburban Special Recreation Association (SSSRA). For the past 45[Read More…]
It may be a field hockey rivalry, but before teams for Homewood-Flossmoor High School and Stevenson High School took the field, they gathered for a photo that showed off the players in their blue Special Olympics T-shirts. The effort, led by H-F students Cori Hoekstra and Maggie McNellis, has thus far[Read More…]
Local police officers will be taking to the rooftops on Friday, not as part of a surveillance operation but to raise money and awareness for the Special Olympics. It’s the annual Cop on a Roof event.
On Friday, Sept. 8, Governors State University will host its first Car and Motorcycle Show, sponsored by the Department of Public Safety and the GSU Library. The 4 to 8 p.m. event in east lots 2 and 3 will benefit Special Olympics Illinois. Officer Lee Taylor of the GSU Department[Read More…]
On May 19 local police officers will take to the roof of a local doughnut shop to help raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics, a worldwide organization that helps people with intellectual disabilities participate in sporting events.