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Channel 2 NewsAn Anchorage Police Department officer will head to South Korea with four Alaskan Special Olympians later this month. At a Friday news briefing, Officer Karen Och was introduced as the law enforcement official who will participate in this year's...
Channel 2 NewsThere are plenty of fundraising events where Alaskans jump into the cold water for charities and this weekend marks one of the most attended events since it happens in Anchorage. The Special Olympics will throw its annual “Polar Plunge” on...
Channel 2 NewsThe Special Olympics Alaska bowling tournament wrapped up Sunday afternoon following three days of competition. More than 400 athletes, coaches and volunteers participated in the event held at the Polar Bowl on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Six...
Magic 98.9Bean’s Café Empty Bowl Project Saturday, March 12, 11a.m. to 2 p.m. Egan Center Choose your own one-of-a-kind pottery bowl made by a local artist, then choose your soup, have some cornbread and sit back to enjoy and be entertained. The bowl is...
Channel 2 NewsA small army of people who crochet and knit is needed to make scarves for Special Olympic athletes and volunteers. Only 40 scarves have been collected, and the organization needs many more for the 350 people expected to participate in the local Winter...
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More than a dozen Alaska lawmakers will travel to Europe at state expense this summer. Sen. Lesil McGuire and Rep. Bob Lynn are traveling to Greece this week for the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens. Both are Anchorage Republicans. Three...
Friday night, three Special Olympics athletes received an Alaskan send-off, hours before boarding a plane, headed overseas. Christopher Cavanaugh of Kodiak, Jan Pendleton of Anchorage, and Melissa Adams of Wasilla, are part of Team USA and will join...
Channel 2 NewsThree days of Special Olympics Alaska summer games wrapped up Sunday. More than 260 athletes competed in the 42nd annual summer games held in Anchorage. Organizers said there are sports that create important experiences for those with intellectual...
Magic 98.9Alaska Run For Women Saturday, Race start 8:30 a.m., Mulcahy Stadium/Sullivan Run it! Walk it! Be part of it!! Women of all ages, and all abilities take part to raise money for breast cancer research and awareness. Walk or run 1 mile or 5 in the...
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Ten outstanding volunteers from Costa Mesa and Newport Beach were honored last Friday at the Daily Pilot Community & Clubs Hall of Fame luncheon. American Legion Newport Harbor Post 291 Commander Jess Lawson was nominated by 3rd Vice Commander Ken...
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