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High school girls from the Marana team celebrate as their name is announced before the start of the bowling tournament.
Tucson veterans are sharing life lessons learned in service as part of a nationwide project spearheaded by Watermark Retirement Communities.
Not many people earn the nickname “Motivated.”
Brandon Cook was a young athelete who wanted to be a part of the USA Paralympics Team. He will be remembered at the Mach 1 Marana Run/Walk event.
Cheers erupted throughout Golden Pin Lanes on Friday, Oct. 26, as high school students from the Coronado Area competed in bowling for the Special Olympics.
Governors, park rangers, cave experts, geologists, construction crews, bat biologists, legislators, and local leaders assisted in an 11-year effort to open Kartchner Caverns State Park.
A good-sized crowd braved the sun and heat on March 31 to support the athletes participating in the Coronado Area Track & Field competition held at Amphi High School. More than 480 Special Olympics athletes from Tucson and southern Arizona representing 20 area delegations came out to compete in the event.
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Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Bobby Duncan enjoys competing in track events, but covers his ears because the sound of the starter pistol is a little too loud for him. Duncan, who has been diagnosed with autism, qualified for nationals by taking gold in a state competition.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Bobby Duncan, 20, is one of the 33 Arizona athletes competing in the Special Olympics National games in Nebraska. Along with a high jump, long jump and shot put, Duncan competes in the 100- and 400-meter dash events.
Chairperson of the Catalina Community Special Olympics Fundraising Committee, Lisa Marie Chavez says the committee has been consistently raising money to support Special Olympics Arizona beginning at the Lariat when they raised $500. This year, the goal is $30,000.
Bobby Duncan, a 20-year-old Marana resident, is in the midst of an opportunity of his lifetime.
The sun was setting, the Catalina Mountains were aglow, and Floyd the spitting llama was safely tied up against the fence. The three angel girls were spotlighted atop the hill.
Perimeter Bicycling Association of America recently reached agreement with Special Olympics on a three-year title sponsorship package. Special Olympics has joined one of the premier cycling events in the United States and will become both El Tour de Tucson's title sponsor and primary beneficiary for 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Bring the whole family and join the party at a Special Olympics fundraiser to be held in the parking lot of Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge #2815 on April 27, at 16045 N. Oracle Road in Catalina, from noon to 8 p.m.
The Tucson Children's Museum "happily springs into Easter with many children's hands-on activities," among them bunny mask-making and story times. "Bring your basket for the egg hunt," an invitation said.
Savor Southern Arizona Food & Wine Festival
Many of the state’s GOP Congressional candidates attended a Tea Party event in Tucson last week, where Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum appeared ahead of Tuesday’s Primary Election.
Scream Extreme at Breakers Water Park features multiple attractions of high impact scares, strobes and distorted images. Attractions include "Jason's Revenge", a paintball-shooting galley, "Dr. Mesmer's Traveling Hypno-Techno Show," "The World Famous Forbidden Military Zone," the 3-D "Maze of Tortured Souls" and fortune teller Madame Rosie. Scream Extreme is open Thursday through Sunday at 7 p.m. until Oct. 27 and nightly after that date until Halloween. Admission is $11.90 with $2 coupons available at all Safeway stores and three Zia Record locations. 682-2530.
Special Olympics Arizona has an extra $20,000 to help fund its efforts thanks to fundraising conducted by a number of Catalina groups and businesses.
The Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge #2815 participated in the annual Tucson Special Olympics Polar Plunge at the Oro Valley Aquatics Center on March 1.
Cheers erupted from the blue-colored bleachers as basketball player, Jamie Wilson, threw his arms in the air as he ran past the section of students at Marana High School. The second quarter had just ended and the Special Olympics athletes at Marana trailed their opponent by but a few points.
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It’s Leap Year Day, the event that only happens every four years on Feb. 29. And, for The Explorer, this year is extra special because it falls on a Wednesday.