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August 10, 2012

Athlete Registration Packet Posted on Top 10s Page

The Special Olympics athlete registration packet, a PDF document that applies to all Special Olympics athletes who are registering to participate at the local level, is listed on the new "Top 10s" page.

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August 09, 2012

Touching, Amazing New PSA and Short Film for Special Olympics

Videos of varying lengths featuring Special Olympics Illinois athlete Susie Doyens are on the SOI website now. One's a 30-second PSA spot, and the other is   a beautiful 9-minute short film. You should see these videos!

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August 09, 2012

Benchmark Email Tips and Stats for First Half 2012

Rafael Pacheco, SOI's e-communications manager, has done a top-line review of Benchmark Email stats for the first half of 2012.

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August 09, 2012

One Cool Tool: The Special Olympics Program Research Toolkit

The Program research toolkit distills more than 10 years and thousands of pages of Special Olympics research data into user-friendly statistics and talking points. It is a toolkit for Programs to use to integrate those facts and stats into a grant application, press release, letter to a policymaker, marketing brochure, or other communications piece.

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August 09, 2012

Impressive Stats on Special Olympics' Worldwide Growth

The 2011 Reach Report is out. Check out the overview page for topline overview and an interesting infographic that spells out some of the most impressive and interesting statistics shown in the report. The 2011 report shows Special Olympics now has over 4 million athletes with intellectual disabilities involved in sports in 170 countries. And that's not all.

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August 03, 2012

2012 Truck Convoy Updates

The Stratetic Properties Department would like to announce update to the Truck Convoy Registration and Schedules for the folllowing State: Wisconsin, Nova Scotia, Missouri, Saskatchewan and North Carolina.

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August 03, 2012

Brand Training Webinar for North America Region Programs

Special Olympics North America has released a Webinar on "Aligning the Special Olympics Brand" for its Programs SEE MORE

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June 29, 2012

World Games Family Registration Form and Instructions Updated

 

The 2013 World Games Family Online Registration Form and Instructions have been updated. Families atttending the Games are required to use this form to submit personal information for all family members who will attend, along with the name of your athlete who will be participating.

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May 29, 2012

New One Pager on the PALA Fit For Life Program for U.S. Programs

Special Olympics is promoting the U.S.-focused "Fit For Life" program, which encourages all people to get active five days a week and to eat a healthier diet. The new one-pager covers the program and provides links to related resources.

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May 29, 2012

Newsletters, Calendar and RSS Feed Presentation

Rafael Pacheco's presentation on how to use the Benchmark email tool for e-newsletters, polls and surveys; using the Special Olympics website calendars; and an introduction to RSS feeds is available for review and download now.

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May 29, 2012

Resources News Update Newsletter

Several times a week, new information and files are added to the Special Olympics Resources website. There's a page you can check to mind the changes, there's an RSS feed you can sign up for the same purpose and now, there's an automated newsletter.

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May 22, 2012

Revised Newsfeeds One-Pager, New Resources Feed

Newsfeeds of various kinds and sources will become increasingly important to Special Olympics in 2012. Projects under way now will use newsfeeds to share content directly with Program websites and potentially other third-party sites, too.

To help you understand what's going on, SO has updated the Newsfeeds One-Pager. Read it.

Also, there is a new version of the Resources Newsfeed. Subscribe to it here. This version is produced using a combination of the SO web publishing system and the Google Feedburner service.

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March 01, 2012

Our New Website Has Launched and is Multi-Everything

Our website at http://www.specialolympics.org is a multi-language, multi-platform, social-media friendly site that knows where in the world you are.

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