Author: Liza Reed

Vermont Delegation Represents at World Games

A delegation of Special Olympics Vermont representatives will travel to Austria this month to take part in the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games. Every two years, the world transcends the boundaries of geography, nationality, political philosophy, gender, age, culture and religion to come together for the Special Olympics World Games. Alternating between summer and winter… Read more »

Teaching Social Inclusion in Schools

Sam Donnelly, 20, of Burlington is one of just fifty youth leaders from around the globe selected to take part in the Special Olympics Social Impact Summit in Graz, Austria in March of 2017. The six-day summit is a gathering of Generation Unified leaders who have applied with specific project proposals to be part of… Read more »

It’s Penguin Plunge Season!

Here at Special Olympics Vermont, the New Year always begins with an icy dip in the lake. We look forward to joining more than 1,200 people representing schools, businesses, families, sports teams, and more, in taking the Plunge to support Special Olympics Vermont athletes. Here’s how you can get involved! Register for the Penguin Plunge Rally your Penguin… Read more »

2016 Award Winners

Each year, Special Olympics Vermont awards individuals and organizations who have made a significant contribution to the movement. For 2016, we are proud to announce the following award recipients. If you’d like to nominate an athlete, volunteer, or organization in 2017, please fill out the nomination form. Athlete of the Year John Vincenty, Smuggler’s Notch… Read more »

State Trooper Elected to Lead LETR Council

Special Olympics Vermont is proud to announce the appointment of a new Co-Director of the Law Enforcement Torch Run Executive Council. Senior Trooper Callie Field serves out of the Vermont State Police barracks in Derby and has been an active member of Vermont’s Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for more than a decade. “VSP Sr…. Read more »

From Athlete to Coach

Mary Lafountain is an athlete with the Special Olympics Vermont Addison County program and has been competing for more than twenty years.  She plays many sports but is primarily a long distance runner. When we sat down to talk with Mary she had just completed the Maple Run in Middlebury where she ran 6 miles… Read more »

Bennington Goes to Nationals

The 2016 Special Olympics North America Softball Invitational Tournament will take place August 18-21 in Roanoke, Virginia. A Unified team comprised of Special Olympics Athletes and Unified partners from Bennington, VT is one of just 32 teams from around the country selected to compete. This team recently won a gold medal at the Special Olympics… Read more »

2015 Annual Report

Each year, Special Olympics Vermont publishes an Annual Report to acknowledge our amazing supporters, publish our financial information, and highlight accomplishments from the previous year. In order to reach more people and reduce printing costs and waste, the 2015 Annual Report is available exclusively online. Click here to visit the 2015 Annual Report. 

Athlete Experience at the 2016 Summer Games

My name is Kate Bove, and I am a 27-year-old Chittenden athlete.  I have been competing in Special Olympics Vermont for many years.  The sports I have participated in are track and field, swimming, basketball, downhill and cross country skiing, and most recently, bocce.  In 2003 I was chosen to compete in the World Summer… Read more »