Special Olympics and Xbox Level Up for Another Gaming for Inclusion Esports Event

The second annual esports experience will include immersive leadership training for three Special Olympics athletes to become shoutcasters for the broadcast Since 1968, Special Olympics has been on a mission to end discrimination against people with intellectual disabilities across the world by fostering acceptance through the power of sports. Here at Xbox, we’re honored to…

Special Olympics teen advances to UK weightlifting championships

Dave Githutu is an 18-year-old of few words. He is small in stature, but has the will of a giant. Githutu, who has Down Syndrome, is a Milton High School student and a Special Olympics Powerlifting athlete. Last April, the 110-pounder qualified for the Amateur World Powerlifting Congress championship in England, where he will participate…

Officers climb to roofs of donut shops for charity

Source: WLUK Law enforcement officers are through the roof trying to make a difference for Special Olympics. Cop on a Rooftop took place Friday with officers on the rooftops of 46 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants across the state. The mission is to heighten awareness and raise money for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics…

Special Olympics athlete with cancer just can’t quit

Source: The Star / JESSICA BOTELHO-URBANSKI Chris Litwiller’s story includes a cancer diagnosis and a dream that won’t be put on hold. The 33-year-old long-distance runner yearns to compete at the Special Olympics World Games. His preferred events are the 1,500-, 3,000- and 5,000-metre races. He’s also been training to run half and full marathons one…