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8:57 am on Friday January 24, 2014

Brave souls to plunge into icy ocean for a good cause

Despite cold weather along the Grand Strand, hundreds of local Special Olympics supporters will do anything for their cause including taking a plunge in the frigid ocean waters. The ninth annual “Freezin’ for a Reason” Polar Plunge that benefits...
12:35 pm on Wednesday April 25, 2012

RPWB Donates to SC Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Hospital As Part of its ‘Ten Months of Giving’ Charity Campaign

 Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman, LLC (RPWB) announced today a gift of $5,000 to South Carolina Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Hospital. This gift was made as part of RPWB’s “10 Months of Giving” campaign, an initiative to give $55,000 to area...
6:48 am on Tuesday February 14, 2012

Putting on the Ritz in Myrtle Beach

Flickr user ricklibrarian The students and parents at St. James Middle School wanted to do something special to raise money for the Special Olympics. With the help of Officer Felix Cruz, parents Kelly Prapotto and Dawn Stark, and many local...
4:22 am on Tuesday January 3, 2012

Start a new year with a freezing dip in the Atlantic, for a cause (Update: Coverage)

Image by Flickr user Linda DuchaineUpdate: For a chilly dip did thousands come. Live 5 News was on scene and has a nice video report — check it out up top or over here. Also worth a shout out are The Post and Courier's report and photos, and the ...
6:00 am on Monday June 27, 2011

Folly Beach 5K to benefit Special Olympics South Carolina

Image by Flickr user runningafterantelope The perfect way to start a Saturday at the beach, join Special Olympics for the SOAR on Folly 5K presented by SAIC on July 9th. Runners, walkers, supporters and athletes are invited to take to the course...
6:19 pm on Friday April 22, 2011

Conway public safety chiefs to kiss a pig (Update: donation page online)

Flickr user Marina Cast. Lipstick not included. Update 4/22 donation page online: Donation pages have been setup for each participants. If you want Fire Chief Baker to kiss the pig, donate to Chief Gosnell’s page here. If you want Police Chief...
4:31 am on Sunday August 16, 2009

Special Olympians turn out for James Island kayak competition

Image by Flickr user FreewineImage by 20090816-kayak.jpg On Saturday, August 15, Special Olympians gathered at the James Island County Park for the Charleston Invitational Kayak Competition. Hop over to The Post and Courier for the story.
12:12 pm on Wednesday July 1, 2009

Five Guys owner matching your donations to Special Olympics

Image by Flickr user Shutter FerretImage by 20090701-fiveguys.jpg Sean Moore, owner of downtown Charleston's soon-to-be Five Guys restaurant, has pledged to match contributions to the Special Olympics dollar for dollar up to $35,000. The Charleston...
7:52 am on Friday March 27, 2009

Bocce bash, party to benefit Special Olympics

Image by Flickr user prawnpieImage by 20090222-bocce.jpg Come play bocce and support the Special Olympics on Sunday, April 26, at the Blackbaud Soccer Stadium (map). Here's a brief run down from their Web site: April 25, 2008 -- Match Party -- 7:00...
11:41 am on Friday August 8, 2008

Charleston Special Olympics athlete featured in Coke commercial

Image by Image by spacer.gif Nimmich is the last athlete featured in the clip. Local tennis player and Special Olympics athlete Paul Nimmich is featured in a Coke commercial to air during the Opening Games tonight, and throughout the Games. Paul...