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Articles with the Tag: Special Olympics

Freezing plunge flows cash to Special Olympics athletes Freezing plunge flows cash to Special Olympics athletes

POLSON — Community members and law enforcement officers plunged into ice-cold waters last Saturday in an effort to raise funds for Special Olympics athletes. A signature Law Enforcement Torch Run® event, the cold-water plunge held at Riverside Park on Feb. 17 was attended by at least 50 people. ...

‘Take the Plunge’ ‘Take the Plunge’

News from Amy Bliss, Special Olympics Montana GREAT FALLS — Special Olympics Montana is thrilled to announce the return of the Polar Plunge event. Brave individuals and teams will gather around Montana, to take the plunge into icy waters and support the dedicated athletes of Special Olympics Monta...

Briefs for Oct. 11, 2023

Special Olympics seeks volunteers for Alex Braun Basketball tournament News form Special Olympics Montana RONAN — On Friday, Oct. 13, from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Ronan Middle School Special Olympics Montana is hosting the third annual Alex Braun Basketball Tournament. Athletes from Polson...

Special Olympics presents Golisano Health Leadership Award Special Olympics presents Golisano Health Leadership Award

News from Mallory Frank, Special Olympics Montana CHARLO — As you may know, Special Olympics is a global inclusion movement using, sport, health, education, and leadership programs every day, around the world- the focus is to end discrimination and empower people with intellectual disabilities. ...

STRIDE Challenge brings winter motivation to SOMT athletes

By Taylor Davison / Valley Journal MONTANA — Special Olympics of Montana is celebrating their third year of the STRIDE Challenge, inviting athletes involved in the organization throughout Montana to get active.  An eight-week endeavor, the virtual challenge got its start in 2021 when the o...

Special Olympics calls for community support

News from Special Olympics Montana MONTANA — Five Valleys Special Olympics needs community members from the Bitterroot, Missoula, and Flathead Reservation areas to be coaches, unified partners, team helpers and event volunteers for the first ever Five Valleys Area Basketball Tournament and Special...

Donations bring Special Olympics Montana within $250,000 of goal

News from Special Olympics Montana   MONTANA — Long-time premier sponsors of Special Olympics Montana stepped forward in a big way. First Interstate Bank announced it would donate $1 million to the SOMT Reveal the Champion in All of Us Endowment Campaign, and the Dennis and Phyllis Washington ...

Lake County celebrates Special Olympians during annual Torch Run Lake County celebrates Special Olympians during annual Torch Run

LAKE COUNTY — The Flame of Hope passed through the Mission Valley during a two-day celebration of the annual Special Olympics of Montana Law Enforcement Torch Run on May 5-6.  “It’s a really good feeling to give back to these athletes,” said Polson Police Officer Kyle Cooper, ...

Virtual polar plungers raise money for Special Olympics

POLSON — A handful of cold-water enthusiasts received an icy shower from the Polson Fire Department in response to the Special Olympics of Montana virtual polar plunge fund raising challenge.  “It was cold, but it wasn’t as bad as we thought,” said Bethany Butler. Her sibling ...

Polar plungers go virtual for a good cause Polar plungers go virtual for a good cause

POLSON ­— In response to the surging spike of COVID-19 cases, Special Olympics Montana has decided to move its annual Polar Plunge fund-raising activities to an all-virtual online event for the 2021 season. “The virtual polar plunge offers plunging participants the opportunity to show the ...


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