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A Letter from the Co-Chairs March 5, 2007

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Special Olympics Athletes and Willie the WildcatThis year, all of you have the wonderful opportunity to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the oldest and largest student-run Special Olympics program in the country. In celebrating this extraordinary achievement, we are inviting those involved in the first twenty-nine games to join us. We welcome all Northwestern alumni as coaches and volunteers and in helping us reach our fundraising goal of $30,000.

Our aim this year is to become more than just the Illinois Area 5 track meet. As evidenced by last year’s numerous social events and student-run seminar on intellectual disabilities, we are working to provide a more complete experience for athletes and students alike.

This organization could not exist without the dedication of all the volunteers, coaches, and committee members that put their time in supporting those with intellectual disabilities. The theme for this year’s Special Olympics is “Touch the Sky,” and it is our hope that current students, as well as those involved over the last thirty years, join us in making this the most successful year in the history of Northwestern Special Olympics.

Meri Crowther and Julie Keller
2006-2007 Co-Chairs, Northwestern to Benefit Special Olympics

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About Northwestern Special Olympics March 5, 2007

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Northwestern’s Special Olympics group is the oldest and largest student-run Special Olympics program in the United States. We work with Area Five of Special Olympics Illinois to host the annual Spring Track and Field Games. Many of our members coach Area Five athletes on a regular basis.

We also coordinate and organize many on-campus events for local athletes, including sports tournaments, a Valentine’s Day Dance, and an outdoor carnival.

Finally, Special Olympics Northwestern is responsible for raising the funds to organize the Spring Games, and events geared toward this goal include our 5K, a brand new Price is Right game show, and various local fundraisers in the Evanston Area.

If you would like to learn more about how to get involved, volunteer, or make a donation, please email Meri or Julie.