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Meet Jaren!

Meet Jaren! Jaren grew up in Sioux Falls! He has three brothers and graduated high school in 2022. He is with the Sioux Falls Lancers delegation and competes in basketball,

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Meet Melissa!

Meet Melissa! Melissa is 46 years old and was born in Watertown. She moved to Spearfish in 1980. She participates with the Special Olympics Spearfish Peaks and has been with

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Pigskin is Truly Madness!

We want to highlight one family going above and beyond to help their local delegation by selling Pigskin Madness this year! Special Olympics South Dakota athlete Whitney and her mother,

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Meet Jordan!

Meet Jordan! Jordan is with the Sioux Falls Lancers delegation and has been involved in Special Olympics for 13 years! He participates in softball, bocce, bowling, basketball, and athletics. But

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Meet Tanner!

Meet Tanner! Tanner is 27 years old and lives in Parkston with his mother. He competes in athletics, softball, swimming, and basketball. He has been involved with Special Olympics South

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Meet Joe!

Meet Joe! He is almost 10 years old and is going into 4th grade. He lives in Brookings with his mama, papa, and baby brother, Wyatt. He has two cats

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Meet Patrick!

Meet Patrick! Patrick is with the Special Olympics South Dakota – Rapid City Flame delegation and has been for 13 years! He is very happy and quiet. He participates in

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Meet Max!

Meet Max! Max is 12 years old and is in 6th grade at the middle school in Canton. He is part of the United Wolf Pack delegation and started when

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Meet Kayla!

Meet Kayla! Kayla has been a Unified Partner with the Hub City Express delegation for 3 years now! She participates in cheerleading and bocce. She started her love for Special

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Have a story to share?

Please submit it to Jill Kvanli at jkvanli@sosd.org