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The Official Publication of Special Olympics South
The Official Publication of Special Olympics South Dakota - Summer 2012
Inside This Issue
Page 2
Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day
Pg 3-5
State Summer Games
Pg 6
State Basketball
Tournament
Pg 7
Scarf Project
KC4-SO
Spread The Word To End The Word
Pg 8
LETR
Heroes
Penny Wars
Pg 9-10
Polar Plunge
Casting 4 Cash
Pigskin Madness
Convoy
Pg 11
Outstanding Awards
Pg 12
Wish List
Bash
LEAP
Pg 13
Modern Woodmen
Save The Date
Pg 14
Healthy Athletes
Young Athletes
Congratulations!
Pg 15,16
Donations
Contact Us
800 E. I-90 Lane
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
1.800.585.2114 or 1.605.331.4117
Fax: 1.605.331.4328
www.sosd.org
State Staff
Darryl Nordquist
President/CEO
Melanie Frosch
Sports Director
Johna Thum
Special Events Director
Todd Bradwisch
Torch Run Liaison
Katie O’Brien
Volunteer Coordinator
Twila Hansen
Office Manager
Board of Directors
Myles Kennedy - Spearfish (Chair)
Thomas Brude - Sioux Falls (Vice Chair)
Abby Schmidt - Sioux Falls (Sec)
Lisa Claus - Sioux Falls (Treas)
Bob Arnold - Sioux Falls
Clark Baker - Sioux Falls
Kim Benning - Redfield
Jim Boadwine - Sioux Falls
Tom Farrell - Sioux Falls
Dr. Mark Harlow - Rapid City
Jim Hornby - Brookings
Kevin Johnson - Aberdeen
Maynard Konechne - Kimball
Jack Lynass - Rapid City
Mike Markley - Aberdeen
Wolf Migge - Watertown
Judy Miller - Beresford
Carl Rapp - Sioux Falls
Marilyn Ruhlman - Brookings
Ron Stewart - Rapid City
Julie Williams - Gettysburg
Denelle Wilson - Sioux Falls
I
t has been quite a year of change and challenge
for Special Olympics South Dakota (SOSD). We
want to thank everyone for their wonderful support throughout the year.
We have moved into our new facility. This building will play a big part in our future growth and
will allow us to reach more potential athletes and
their families across South Dakota.
We have many ambitious future goals:
Enhance the 23 annual statewide events.
Expand the Healthy Athlete Program by offer-
ing more free health screenings across more
disciplines.
Expand our Young Athlete Program for children ages 2-7 and their parents.
Conduct a State Winter Games competition.
Grow our Unified Sports program.
We are thrilled with our recent successes, but
more importantly we are excited to get to work on
our future goals. Thank you to the entire state for
your ongoing support!
Darryl Nordquist, President/CEO
September 22, 2012 is Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day
E
unice Kennedy Shriver Day is an annual celebration of her life and a global call challenging everyone to
“Play Unified to Live Unified” because she taught us that on the playing field, we forget about our differences and recognize our mutual humanity. On EKS
Day, we invite you to join us in playing unified and
teaching the world to live unified.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver’s actions helped open the
minds of all people to the gifts and talents of individuals
with intellectual disabilities. She believed in their possibilities, which fuel hope in all of us to make a difference.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver demonstrated an unrelenting
indomitable spirit in action that one person could make
a difference and change the world. Her lasting legacy
must be our continued commitment to improve and
transform the lives of the 200 million people worldwide
with intellectual disabilities that still live with diminished opportunities and social disrespect, and are often
neglected and hidden away. Visit www.eksday.org and www.eunicekennedyshirver.org to learn more.
Special Thanks To These Major Sponsors
TORCH Editor
Johna Thum - Special Events Director
Thank You To These Official Partners
Torch Run Director
Tessa Mitchell - Rapid City PD
Created by the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation Authorized and Accredited
by Special Olympics International for the Benefit of Citizens with Intellectual Disabilities
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A
fter a six year absence, our State Summer Games made a return visit to the
campus of Black Hills State University in Spearfish. A record number 581
athletes from 28 delegations were in attendance.
These games featured two days of competition, two dances, Athlete Village, and
three Healthy Athlete Venues.
A huge “THANK YOU” to the community of Spearfish and the over 500 volunteers
who were the driving force behind the success of these games. The hospitality
shown us and energy generated by each and every one of you was awesome.
Let’s do it all again next year!
Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless,
but because they're priceless.
~Sherry Anderson
There are never strangers in Special Olympics… Just new friends who have yet to be made!
These four young ladies who were about to compete against each other in the softball throw were much more interested in “hang ing out” then concerning
themselves with winning or losing. L to R Shaylene Davis (Vermillion), Kaylie Pederson (Brandon Valley), Cheyenne Flinn (Bel le Fourche), April Lemke (Mitchell)
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...May someone be as kind to you as you have been to us.
Myles & Jeanette
Kennedy
Spearfish
Lions Club
South Dakota Cattle Women
American Legion
Auxiliary
American Legion
VFW
VFW Ladies
Auxiliary
F.L Clarkson Family Foundation &
Pioneer Bank & Trust
Special Olympics
Rapid City Area
Visit Spearfish, Inc.
Spearfish Area
Community
Foundation
of Spearfish
Spearfish
Optimists
Lueders Food Centers
Dry Creek Bar & Grill
First Presbyterian Church
High Prairie Lodge
& Outfitters
Jhett & Kathy Albers
SALOON #10 - In Memory of Michael O’Connell
BARBACOA’S
BAY LEAF CAFÉ
BEV OLDHAM
BUM STEER/CHEYENNE CROSSING
CEDAR HOUSE RESTAURANT
CENTURY LINK
COMMON CENTS
COMMON GROUNDS
ELK POINT-JEFFERSON
FARMER’S BROTHERS CO FFEE CO.
HOMESTAKE MINING CO.
LAMB PAINTING
MARIE GORMAN
MILLSTONE FAMILY RESTAURANT
ORDELL LUSCH
PERKINS FAMILY RESTAURANT
ROMA’S RISTORANTE
SHAFFER AGENCY, INC.
SUBWAY
VALLEY CORNER
VANILLA BEAN BAKERY
VIVIAN GERING
WHITE’S CANYON MOTORS
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Thank You
Event Directors
Joshua Roadifer
Vaughn & Peggy Heckel
Chris Harwood
AJ Johnson
Aquatics
Awards
Gary Meek
High Jump
Bill Dunbar
Pentathlon
Brent & Tracey Steinbach
JD Williams
Mark Nore
Powerlifting
Race Walking
Running Long Jump
John Reiners
Shot Put
Dave Rogers
Austin Albers
Soccer (Team)
Scott Jones
Soccer (Skills)
Amy Gurney
Softball Throw
Vern Brenner
Standing Long Jump
Dick Benning
Starter
Jeanette Kennedy
Barb Zwetizig
Jerry Dunn
Sally Nichols
Kristin Carmichael
Kathy Albers
Jody Grubb
Tennis Ball Throw
Track
Volleyball
Medical
Track Announcer
Thank You
Organizing Committee
Myles Kennedy
Jhett Albers
Tammy Barrows
Co-Games Directors
Athlete Village
Sandy Mattern
Disc Golf
Sara Spellman
Food Service
Beth Mathis
Nancy Shuck
Sgt Vanessa Powles
This was the question posed to all
registered State Summer Games
athletes. The Special Olympics
Healthy Athletes® program affords
us the opportunity to answer this all
important query.
The Special Olympics Healthy Athletes® program is designed to help
Special Olympics athletes improve
their health and fitness, leading to enhanced sports
experience and improved well-being.
We are very pleased to have offered Healthy Athlete screenings in three disciplines during our State
Summer Games:
Special Olympics Special Smiles is one of the core
components of the Special Olympics Healthy Athletes initiative, created to focus attention on the
overall health issues facing Special Olympics athletes. The mission of Special Smiles is to increase
access to dental care for Special Olympics athletes,
as well as all people with intellectual disabilities.
The athletes are provided with hygiene education
to help ensure they are doing an adequate job of
brushing and flossing, as well as nutritional education to understand how their diet affects their total
health. During the games, 88 athletes were evaluated.
Thank you clinicians and
volunteers for sharing your
precious time and expertise.
FUNfitness is the comprehensive physical therapy
component of the Special Olympics Healthy Ath-
letes initiative. FUNfitness is designed to assess and improve flexibility, functional strength and balance; to educate participants, families and coaches about the importance of flexibility, strength and
balance; and to provide a hands-on
opportunity for participants to learn
about physical therapy. Ninety-five
athletes were assessed during the games.
This was our inaugural Healthy Hearing clinic.
The purpose of Healthy Hearing is to screen the
hearing of athletes and notify athletes and their
coaches if follow-up care is needed. Healthy Hearing venues may also provide corrective (hearing
aids) and preventative (custom swim earplugs)
services where possible, and study the prevalence
of hearing loss in athletes competing in Special
Olympics events. A total of 97 athletes were evaluated during these games.
Athletes who filled their “passport” by attending
all three clinics were rewarded with either a lunch
cooler or a pedometer. A big thank you to our
passport sponsors, Walmart and Avera.
Hospitality
Housing
National Guard
Sam Holden
Travis Langer
Tim Collins
Production
Mistie Caldwell
Jill Broecher
Volunteers
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
Number of athlete participants
Aquatics: 197
Athletics: 532
Powerlifting: 47
Race Walking: 81
Soccer (Skills): 115
Soccer (Team): 109
Volleyball: 60
Total Registered Athletes: 581
Total Delegations: 28
2013 STATE SUMMER GAMES
May 16 - 18
Black Hills State University, Spearfish
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O
ur 29th annual State Basketball
Tournament was held in Yankton on
March 9th and 10th. Twenty-two delegations comprised of 518 athletes competed
in Team, Unified, Skills, and Cheer.
A special thank you to the Yankton School
District, city of Yankton, and to our organizing committee: Tracey Grotenhuis,
Lindsay Hovden, Todd Larson, Jan Putnam, Lisa Scheve, Chris Specht, Chuck
Turner, Byron Williams, and Sheila
Woodward.
Team
Division Black
Watertown 4
BHWS Cougars
Abd GE White
Oahe-Pierre Green
Mitchell Black
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
Division Blue
BHWS Wildcats
Sioux Falls Force
Watertown 1
Oahe-Pierre White
Brandon Groove
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
Division Gold
Sioux Falls Wildcats
Sioux Falls Eliminators
Aspire
Mitchell Gold
Watertown 2
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
Division Green
SESDAC Bull Dogs
Sioux Falls Hot Pockets
Brookings Bullets
NESC SR
Watertown 3
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
Division JR
Brookings Speedsters
NESC JR
Yankton Jaguars
RC Bobcats Juniors
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
Division Purple
Sioux Falls Storm
BHWS Jaguars
NHTC
Canton C-Hawks
Abd GE Gold
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
Division Red
Brookings Shooting Stars
Sioux Falls All Stars
Watertown 5
SESDAC Super Shots
Brookings All Stars
Division Silver
Yankton Mustangs
Vermillion
Brandon Valley
Sioux Falls Sparrows
Yankton JD Dunkers
Division White
Parkston Area
Brookings Superstars
United Young Guns
Irene/Wakonda Hurricanes
Yankton Eagles
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
Division Yellow
Aberdeen Thunder
Huron
Sioux Falls Red Thunder
Abd GE Blue
Sioux Falls Constrictors
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
Unified Team
Division 1
Sioux Falls
Yankton Grinders
Mitchell
Division 2
Rapid City Bobcats 2
Yankton Rainmakers
Rapid City Bobcats 1
1st
2nd
3rd
1st
2nd
3rd
Cheerleading
Sioux Falls
Yankton
NESC
Oahe-Pierre
Mitchell
...May someone be as you as you have been to us.
Skills
Division F01
Fuoss-Dickson, Christina 1st
Squashingroff, Morgan
2nd
Division F02
Edelman, Autumn
3rd
Krier, Janelle
Mashlan, Josie
2nd
1st
Division F04
Conner, Kara
1st
Division F05
Auch, Diana
1st
Mayer, Lisa
2nd
Division F05A
Swenson, Sonja
1st
Division F06
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
Heimes, Ashley
1st
Division M01
Dykstra, Dakota
1st
Wange, Teegan
2nd
Division M02
Byykkonen, James
2nd
Keiser, Christopher
1st
Division M03
Johnson, Cameron
1st
Division M04
Brandt, Mason
Keiser, Jaren
2nd
Westhoff, Noah
1st
3rd
Division M04A
Yankton
School District
Yankton Area
Foundation
Bender, Stephen
Frazee, Logan
2nd
1st
Rowbotham, Carson
3rd
Division M05
Rutledge, Gavin
2nd
Steen, Dylan
1st
Division M06
Noyer, Billy
1st
August 25, 2012
Division M07
Diekmann, Kim
1st
Dvorak, Jonee
3rd
Ruhoff, Daniel
2nd
Division M08
Nguyen, Phuong
2nd
Reiter, Ed
1st
Division M09
Culbert, Brian
3rd
Goodroad, Lyle
2nd
Haibeck, Michael
1st
Division M10
Stapleton, Josh
1st
Warnock, Patrick
2nd
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T
he 2012 Scarf Project was once again a huge success. For those
who contributed, I would like to extend to you our appreciation
for your efforts. We know each and every scarf was handmade with
love, encouragement and generosity.
This past summer, we set a goal of 900 scarves. When the dust had
finally settled, we had received 1,705 scarves from 38* U.S. States and
31** South Dakota communities!
*AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, MA, MD, ME,
MI, MN, MO, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX,
UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WY
**Aberdeen, Big Stone City, Brandon, Bryant, Burbank, Clark, Corsica,
Custer, Dell Rapids, Flandreau, Henry, Hill City, Huron, Lead, Madison, Mitchell, Mt Vernon, Parker, Pierre, Plankinton, Rapid City, Redfield, Renner, Sioux Falls, Sturgis, Vermillion, Wagner, Watertown,
Wentworth, Worthing, and Yankton.
We have recently received word from Special Olympics North America (SONA) the Scarf Project has been retired. However, a group of
dedicated crafters has taken over the reigns. As we move forward, the
project will have a new name but otherwise will be very similar.
For those of you who have participated in the past, we thank you for
your amazing gifts… they will be cherished by one and all! We
hope you continue with your participation as we move forward.
Official Yarns and Colors: RH SS Amethyst (0356) and Gold
(0321) or Caron one-pound Iris (550) and Sunflower (549)
Deadline to Receive Scarves: February 8, 2013
Shipping Address: SOSD * 800 E. I-90 Lane * Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Scarf Distribution Information: SOSD State Basketball Tournament
to be held in Yankton on March 8 & 9, 2013
Scarf Goal: 800
Guidelines: Your scarf should be between 54" and 60" long, and
approximately 6" wide. Knit or crochet any pattern that you choose
or want to create on your own. We encourage you to get creative!
For much for information wither visit our website at
www.sosd.org or follow the project on facebook at
“knit and crochet for a cause”
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n 03.07.12, Spread The Word To End The Word activities were held in a
number of South Dakota schools and businesses. A huge thank you to
students from the following schools who took the pledge to stop using the Rword: Brookings, Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Hamlin Education Center, Sioux
Falls Lincoln, Sioux Falls Roosevelt, Sioux Falls Washington and South Shore Waverly.
A number of Sioux Falls businesses also helped promote the elimination of the
R-word: Rehab Center for the Blind, Avera McKennan, CCC Information Services, SDN Communications, Waterbury Heating and Cooling, Black Hills
Beauty College, Camille’s Sidewalk Café and Citi.
Thank you to the administrators, teachers, students and business owners who
saw the importance of spreading this message of tolerance and acceptance.
Look for the next STWTETW day coming in March, 2013!
As Of August 07, 2012,
People on the World Wide Web have used the
R-word
times
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LETR Makes A Difference
Law Enforcement Personnel and special guests became the Guardians
of the Flame when the Flame of Hope was lit on Sunday, May 14th
and carried through 23 South Dakota communities. Fifteen Law Enforcement Core Runners and two athlete runners (Chana Sandoval,
Sioux Falls and Tyler Rogge, Belle Fourche), shared their message of
inspiration, gratitude and hope during their many stops along the
way.
The Flame made its way to Spearfish on May 17 and was delivered to
the Opening Ceremony of our State Summer Games.
Our LETR participants work tirelessly to increase public awareness
and to fundraise. In 2011, $461,00 was raised. With a goal of raising
$500,000 this year, they will do almost anything to secure money for
our athletes.
Heroes Behind The Badge
This annual holiday blood drive is a friendly competition between the Sioux Falls Fire Rescue and Sioux Falls Police Department to see who can recruit the most blood donors. Although the cops didn’t win the contest,
$150 was still donated to SOSD. The
real winners, however, are the folks
who receive this invaluable gift of life.
A huge thank you to the Police Department for your on-going support of
SOSD!
Pictured LETR Liaison Todd Bradwisch and athlete Dawn Ruhlman
Pictured Torch Runners Lisa Hardison (Sioux Falls) and Devrin Clark (Harrisburg)
The Torch Run began in 1981 when Wichita, Kansas, Police Chief Richard LaMunyon
saw an urgent need to raise funds for and increase awareness of Special Olympics. The
Torch Run has evolved into the largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness
vehicle for Special Olympics.
At its most basic level, the Torch Run is an actual running event in which officers and
athletes run the “Flame of Hope” to the Opening Ceremonies of local Special Olympics
competitions, State Games, National, and World Games.
At its most fully developed, the Torch Run initiative encompasses a variety of fundraising vehicles in addition to the Torch Run itself. Our local law enforcement personnel
host multiple fundraising projects each year, including Polar Plunges, T-shirt sales,
Truck Convoys, Tip-A-Cops, and various other zany endeavors.
Penny Wars
This was the 6th consecutive year the
students at Axtell Park Middle School have
participated in this contest, raising a record
$2,532 for SOSD.
A big thank you to Officer
Doug Simmons for his outstanding
work on this event.
Pictured athlete runner Tyler Rogge, Parks Employee, athlete runner Chana Sandoval
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IT’S A WRAP!
Location
Date
$ Raised
Plungers
Huron
January 14
$20,390
56
Parkston
January 21
$24,262
42
Brandon
January 28
$19,280
80
Pierre
February 11 $6,770
16
Watertown February 18 $75,141
190
Rapid City
February 25 $37,945
160
Spearfish
February 26 $34,636
159
Madison
March 24
$15,395
52
Vermillion
March 25
$19,591
109
Brookings
March 31
$49,701
128
Yankton
April 15
$28,584
81
Sioux Falls April 21
$44,615
208
Aberdeen
$26,848
111
April 22
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
Total Plunges: 13
Total Plungers: 1,392
Money Raised: $403,158
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E
ver thought to yourself,
“I wish I could get paid
to fish”? Well, your opportunity is here! “Casting For
Cash” was introduced 11
years ago by Oahe, Inc. and
in 2012, went state wide.
“Casting For Cash” involved
tagging 60 walleye and releasing them into the Missouri River. Fifteen tagged
fish each were released into Lewis & Clark Lake, Lake Francis Case, Lake Sharpe,
and Lake Oahe. Tag values are: 7 walleye worth $100, 5 walleye worth $500, 2
walleye worth $1000, and 1 walleye worth $5000. We then selected one of the $100
walleye from one of the four lakes and made that fish our GRAND PRIZE FISH
worth $25,000 in prizes from Scheels in Sioux Falls and Dan O’s Marine in Watertown. Raffle tickets for the event needed to be purchased for anyone trying to
catch a tagged walleye by May 30, 2012. The walleye, then, must be caught between June 1 – August 31, 2012 to eligible for the cash prize.
As of June 12, 2012, two of the tagged walleye have already been caught. Chris
Kisicki from Papillion Nebraska caught a walleye worth $1000 on Lake Sharpe and
Ross Juelfs from Minatare, Nebraska caught a walleye worth $100 on Lake Oahe.
Unfortunately, neither person had purchased a “Casting For Cash” ticket.
It’s too late to purchase a ticket for this year and the fish are being caught, so make
sure you get on our list to purchase a ticket for next year by contacting Todd at
Special Olympics South Dakota at 1-800-585-2114.
Coming this summer is a new LETR fundraiser called “Pigskin Madness”. This fundraiser combines two of our favorite things… NFL football and raising money for Special Olympics South Dakota!
Friday, September 21, 2012
Fairgrounds (Expo Building) Sioux Falls
1:00p - 5:00p
4:00p - 8:30p
5:00p - 6:45p
7:00p
Dusk
5:00p - 8:00p
Car Show Registration
Truck Registration
Poker Tournament Registration
Poker Tournament Play
Light Show
Food & Beverages
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Truck Convoy (Fairgrounds) Sioux Falls
$100 donation per truck
6:30a - 8:45a
6:30a - 8:15a
8:45a
9:40a
10:00a
10:15a
10:15a - 11:30a
11:30a - 1:00p
11:30a - 4:00p
12:45p
3:00p
3:00 - 4:00p
Registration
Breakfast
Presentations
Lead Truck Bidding
Trucks Line Up
Trucks Leave
Car Show Registration
Lunch
Truck & Car Show
Auction
Raffle
Awards & Trophies
How to play: Purchase your raffle ticket for $20. For every week of the
NFL season (17 weeks) you are randomly assigned three teams. Your
final weekly score is determined by adding the point totals for these
three teams.
The seven highest point totals
will be paid out weekly. Not
feeling lucky? There is also a
payout for the two lowest scoring
tickets. Payout will be made on a
weekly basis.
Tickets are going fast! Call the
State Office at 1-800-585-2114 to
get yours.
Tickets must be purchased by
5pm August 30, 2012 to be eligible
for week 1 prizes.
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Congratulations to all of our award nominees and winners! We thank you for your
outstanding dedication and contributions to Special Olympics South Dakota.
We would also like to thank those who took the time to submit an award nomination. We are
grateful you recognized the importance of identifying the best of the best.
Athlete Of The Year Award: Presented to the Special Olympics athlete who has demonstrated the true spirit, courage, sharing, and joy of Special Olympics. The nominated Special Olympics athlete must have attended at least one competition during the year. Each nomination will be
reviewed for individual effort, enthusiasm, sportsmanship, and achievement.
NOMINEES: Mallory Bingham (Aberdeen), Sarah Faue (Sioux Falls) , Sarah Hanley (Brookings) , Gayle Hubert (Yankton)
WINNER: Matt Bosch (Aberdeen)
Don Baker Award: The “Don Baker Award” is the highest honor presented by Special Olympics South Dakota. It is given in honor of Don
Baker who was a volunteer and official starter for Special Olympics events for many years. The award is given annually to an individual, organization, business, or agency that has given outstanding support to Special Olympics South Dakota.
NOMINEES: Jan Putnam (Yankton) , Doyle & Marilyn Ruhlman (Brookings)
WINNER: Joel Perry (Brookings)
Family Of The Year: Presented to family member(s) – including parent(s); group home parent(s); brother(s); sister(s); etc. who have demonstrated unique and outstanding support of Special Olympics athlete(s), have fostered the athlete’s physical and personal deve
lopment through
their participation in Special Olympics, and have demonstrated outstanding support for Special Olympics. Each nomination will be reviewed
for the effort, enthusiasm, and support shown for the athlete.
NOMINEES: Alickson Family (Belle Fourche), Bradwisch Family (Mitchell), Bruna Family (Brookings), Duke Family (Yankton),
Markley Family (Aberdeen), Mulholland Family (Sioux Falls)
WINNER: Heckel Family (Spearfish)
Outstanding Coach (Ron Stewart Award): Presented to a Special Olympics Coach who best demonstrates a high degree of technical skill and personal commitment to their program. Criteria for selection
include training, enthusiasm, attendance at competitions and the amount of effort put into coaching.
NOMINEES: Kristin Foerster (Spearfish), Jody Runge (Brookings), Sheila Woodward (Yankton)
WINNER: Joel Lubovich (Sioux Falls)
Volunteer Of The Year (Lyle Farrand Award): Presented to the person who has exhibited the best example of voluntary action to improve the quality of Special Olympics. The nominee should have provided
a full year of service to Special Olympics. Members of local programs, area committees and the State
Board of Directors may be nominated. Length of service and the quality and amount of participation in
SO will be used as selection criteria.
NOMINEES: Andy Carsrud (Spearfish), Barb Clayton (Yankton), Sandy Diebele (Brookings),
Samantha Engebretson (Sioux Falls), Dr. Mark Harlow (Rapid City), Gayle Kludt (Gettysburg)
Stephen Vela (Box Elder)
WINNER: SaLena Engels & Beth Lalim (Watertown)
Champion Award (DJ Mertens Award): Presented to any business, organization, or media outlet which
has made a major contribution to Special Olympics South Dakota.
NOMINEES: Brookings Register (Brookings), Law Enforcement Torch Run, Ray’s Corner (Brookings)
Spearfish Middle School
WINNER: Village Bowl (Aberdeen)
The Athlete Of The Year and the Outstanding Coach Of The Year were recognized at the annual South
Dakota High School Coaches Association awards luncheon held in Aberdeen on July 18, 2012. All
award winners will recognized during the banquet at the State Bowling Tournament in Aberdeen on
November 3, 2012.
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On March 20, 2012 the ribbon was cut and 800 E. I-90 Lane officially
became our new home. This expansion is the first step in increasing
and enhancing our programming. With a few items still on our wish
list, we for your help in our effort to better serving our amazing athletes across this great state. The following critical items are still
needed:
$5,000 to complete a $200,000 match fund provided by Avera
Health and Sammons Financial.
Balance of unbudgeted Geothermal System (the gift that keeps
on giving) - $20,000
Office Furniture (completed)
Lighted sign on building (completed-gifted by Wal-Mart!)
Message board display sign on front of building (3’4” x 13’)$30,000
Full length shelving in storage area (completed)
Equipment (snow blower, riding mower, etc) - $5,000
800 E. I-90 Lane * Sioux Falls, SD * 57104
Lobby display recognizing athletes and donors - $9,000
Used cargo van (completed)
Command center trailer (completed)
$200 per year for 5 years is $1,000 toward covering these expenses…
$1,000 per year for 5 years is $5,000! Call Darryl at 605.376.8613 if you
would like to make a pledge. Thank you!
Come Sail Away With US!
What: Bash To The Colonies
SOSD is partnering with the Northwestern Mutual Financial
Network - Theobald Financial Group to help grow Special
Olympics statewide.
Location: Lewis & Clark Lake—
Yankton
Date: August 25, 2012
Northwestern Mutual will help new school based start-up programs with donations to offset expenses.
Description: Sailboats race the length
of Lewis and Clark Lake in Yankton.
This is an all day event for all types of
sailboats. Over 50 boats are expected.
Prepare for great food, fun and games,
including a corn hole tournament.
Directions: 1st entrance into Marina &
Resort - 4 miles west of Yankton on
Hwy 52.
Admission: Free - Everyone welcome!
For more information: 605.665.2680
www.bashtothecolonies.com
New School Program
Funds Available
Contact Darryl Nordquist, President/CEO for more information.
August 25, 2012
-10am Race Starts
-Fun & Games All Day
-6:30pm BBQ & Awards
-7pm Live Music
All proceeds to benefit SOSD
Estate Planning
Are you aware of the many ways you can give the
joy and pride of Special Olympics even when you
are gone? Leave your legacy and consider Special
Olympics in your estate planning.
Contact Darryl Nordquist, President/CEO for more information.
“I would love to help Special Olympics
athletes for many years to come.”
LEAP Program
The Special Olympics South Dakota Life Enhancement Assistance Program (LEAP) is an income assistance program. Participants, through their local groups, can qualify for financial assistance for selected events. The program’s goal is to increase participation in SOSD events by helping local groups with expenses
related to their team’s participation.
LEAP support is now being offered at SOSD’s six state events.
Through continued support of our donors, LEAP will expand as
a partnership program with local groups across the state in an
effort to get more participants involved in SOSD’s many beneficial events.
LEAP is a Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) eligible program. If you would like to know more about the LEAP program
from either a donor standpoint or local group support, please
contact Darryl Nordquist, President/CEO.
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Modern Woodmen Supports SOSD
Sioux Falls Athlete Micah
Kallhoff stirs up the crowd
On March 30, 2012 Modern Woodmen Of America, in partnership with
the Sioux Falls Stampede, hosted their
annual Matching Funds Project. For
the second year the proceeds from the
event were donated to Special Olympics South Dakota (SOSD). The event
included a “Chuck a Puck” competition for which the winner received
two American Airlines tickets.
Northwestern Engergy also got involved by sponsoring a “Shoot for the
Loot” contest.
Including the matching funds from
Modern Woodmen, this event raised
$7,050 for SOSD.
Special Olympics Athletes Chris Leslie
and Tim Schelhouse were presented
with the Modern Woodmen’s
“Hometown Hero Award”
during the festivities
Thank you to everyone involved.
Look for this fun event again next
spring.
2012 Schedule of Events
2012
August 25
Bash To The Colonies Fundraiser
Yankton
August 25
SE Area Softball Tournament
Sioux Falls
September 21 & 22
World’s Largest Truck Convoy
Sioux Falls
September 22
Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day
September 22 & 23
State Softball Tournament
Brookings
October 6
Augustana 5K Fundraiser
Sioux Falls
October 12
NE Area Unified & Singles Bowl
Aberdeen
October 13
SE Area Singles Bowl
Mitchell
October 19
BH Area Unified & Singles Bowl
Rapid City
October 20
SE Area Unified Bowl
Mitchell
November 2 - 4
State Traditional Bowl
Aberdeen
November 17 & 18
State Unified Bowl
Sioux Falls
2013
February 15
NE Area Basketball Tournament
Redfield
February 20
Ski Day
Lead
February 22
BH Area Basketball Tournament
Rapid City
February 23
SE Area Basketball Tournament
Yankton
March 8 & 9
State Basketball Tournament
Yankton
April 24
Mission Spring Games
Mission
April 26
NE Area Aquatics
Watertown
April 26
BH Area Spring Games
Rapid City
April 27
BH Area Aquatics
Sturgis
May 3
NE Area Spring Games
Watertown
May 3
SE Area Aquatics
Sioux Falls
May 4
SE Area Spring Games
Brandon
May 16 - 18
State Summer Games
Spearfish
As part of Viking Days festivities,
Augustana College will be sponsoring
their inaugural Langskip 5K Run.
SOSD will receive all proceeds
from this event!
June 14-June 21
WHEN: Saturday, October 6, 2012
NEW EVENT!
WHERE: Augustana College campus,
on the west side of Kirkeby-Over
Stadium, accessible from 33rd Street
and Lake Avenue
SOUTHEAST AREA
SOFTBALL
TOURNAMENT
RACE DAY SCHEDULE: 7:30 a.m. Race
day check-in / 8 a.m. Race begins
Visit www.sosd.org and
follow the link to register
August 25, 2012
10:00 am
Sherman Park
Sioux Falls
January 26 - February 06
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The Special Olympics Healthy Athletes® program was developed in 1996. This program is
designed to help Special Olympics athletes
improve their health and fitness, leading to
enhanced sports experience and improved well
-being.
coaches about the importance of flexibility,
strength and balance, and provide a hands-on
opportunity for participants to learn about
physical therapy.
We are actively seeking qualified clinicians
for all seven disciplines. Please contact us if
interested.
Special Smiles: Athletes are provided with
hygiene education, a “goody -bag” containing
toothbrush, toothpaste and floss, nutritional
education and a free mouth guard.
For More Information
Regarding Clinician Training:
Johna Thum, Special Events Director
Local: 605.331.4117
Toll Free: 800.585.2114
Fax: 605.331.4328
E-Mail: [email protected]
Clinician Requirements: Licensed Physical
Therapist
Clinician Requirements: Licensed Dentist or
Dental Hygienist
Fit Feet: Athletes are screened for feet and
ankles for deformities, skin and nail problems,
and also check for proper shoes and socks.
Health Promotion: Health Promotion venues
empower and motivate athletes to make
healthy lifestyle choices that will improve their
long-term health by using interactive educational games and literature. Athletes are offered guides for healthy eating, sun safety,
smoking cessation, lifestyle choices and fun
ways to increase physical fitness.
Clinician Requirements: Doctor of Pediatric
Medicine
Clinician Requirements: Dietician, Physician,
Nurse, PT, Health Educator
FUNfitness: Physical Therapists assess and
improve flexibility, stamina, functional strength
and balance, educate participants, families and
Healthy Hearing: Clinicians screen the hearing
of athletes and notify athletes and their coaches
if follow-up care is needed.
intellectual disabilities and their families to the
world of sport and play.
An adult is required to participate. A “unified
partner” (child without an intellectual disability)
of similar age to the young athlete is welcome,
but not required. This four week program will
engage children through developmentally appropriate play activities designed to foster physical,
cognitive and social development, and so much
more!
S
ioux Falls Parks and Recreation is excited
about partnering with Special Olympics to
offer a new program called “Young Athletes”. This innovative sports play program is
designed to introduce children ages 2 to 7 with
The first session of this program was held this
past May. Park and Rec employee and event
coordinator Becky Hubsch stated, “It was so
exciting to see how much these Young Athletes
learned beginning to end. Everyone had so
Clinician Requirements: Audiologist or Speech
-Language Pathologist.
MedFest: Standard sports physical examination for current and prospective Special Olympics athletes are completed.
Clinician Requirements: Medical Doctor, Physician
Opening Eyes: Under this program, extensive
vision screenings are conducted. Athletes are
then provided with free prescription eye glasses, sport wear glasses and sunglasses as warranted.
Clinician Requirements: Vision Care Professional, Licensed Optometrist or Ophthalmologist.
For More Information
Regarding Financial Support:
Darryl Nordquist, CEO/Executive Director
Cell: 605.376.8613
Toll Free: 800.585.2114
Fax: 605.331.4328
E-Mail: [email protected]
much fun, it was awesome!”
The next session will be held in August. Call
Sioux Falls Park and Recreation to register your
Young Athlete.
Ages: 2 to 7
Dates: Tuesday, August 7, 14, 21, and 28
Time: 6 to 7:15 p.m.
Location: Kenny Anderson Community Center
Fee: FREE
Registration Deadline: August 3, 2012
Call: 605.367.8222
Congratulations, Mr. Koenders!
Chris Koenders, an athlete on the Special Olympics Brookings team, was recently recognized as
the Brookings 2012 Friend of Education. This
award is sponsored by the Brookings Education
Association.
For the past two years, Mr. Koenders has spent
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings from
8:30am-12:00pm volunteering in Mrs. Gehring’s
2nd grade classroom. The duties that Mr.
Koenders is responsible for includes correcting
and filing papers, stapling book orders, organizing weekly readers and hanging up classroom
projects. Some days Mr. Koenders is responsible
for playing educational games or listening to a
student read. The 2nd graders benefit from the
work of Mr. Koenders and he makes a difference!
Congratulations Mr. Koenders!
Pictured Chris Koenders and coach Suzy Gehring
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Your generosity is humbling, appreciated, and we thank you!
Gold
$1,000 and above
A & A Express Inc.
Alternative Strategies Group
American Legion Auxiliary
Anonymous
Associated Consulting Engineering, Inc.
B C & H Co, Inc.
Capital Card Services, Inc.
Citibank
City of Spearfish
Corral Drive School
CorTrust Bank
Credit Cards
Dahl, Amber R.
Dakota Care
Dally, Mary & Nathan
Dan O's Marine
Diary Queen
Doyle Ruhlman Family
Energy Dynamics, Inc.
Fergen Enterprises, Inc
First Class Services, Inc.
First National bank - Pierre
First Premier Bank
Fishback Financial Corporation
Fraternal Order of Police
Great Western bank
Holmes Murphy & Associates
Hy-vee - SF
Hy-vee Inc
J. Scull Construction Services, Inc.
Kennedy, Myles & Jeanette
Knights of Columbus Charities USA
Silver
January - June 2012
Knology
Lawrence Bowman Family Foundation
Lewis Stores
Lloyd Property Management
McHale Institute PC
Missouri Valley Tool
Modern Woodman Of America
Mollison, Susan K
Moudry, Francine
Naiem, Inc.
NorthWestern Energy
Oahe, Inc.
Olson, Mike & Debbie
Palmitier, Steven & Teresa
Pete Lien
Pioneer Bank & Trust
POET
Popham, Duane or Debra
Prairie Harvest
Pride Neon Sign
Rapp, Carl or Jackie
Raven Industries
Reichling, Tom & Mavis
Ricke, David G.
Riggs High
Roosevelt High School
RPM & Associates, Inc.
RPM Solutions, Inc.
Runge Enterprises
Sammons Corporation
Sanford Clinic Community Ser Comm
Sanford Health
$500 - $999
Angus-Palm
Apex Construction, LLC
Ayres, Larry B.
Ayres, Larry R & Jill Ayres
Bel Brands USA
Bell, Maria
Brookings Auto Mall
Brookings High School Choir
Brost, Kurt
Cermak, Bill & Debra
Dacotah Bank
Dakota Oil Co.
Davenport, Evans, Hurwotz & Smith, LLP
Dykhouse, Dana J.
Episcopal Church of all Angels
Farmers State Bank
FOP Labor Council
Fraternal Order of Police Aberdeen
Fraternal order of Police Assoc
GDT INC.
GDT, Inc.
Hauff, Steve & Susan
High Plains Hospitality LLC
Bronze
January - June 2012
Hugunin, Jeff
J.T. Chapman Company
Karl's
Kohl's
Konechne, Phillip & Maxine
Kouri & Associates, Inc.
Loken, Jerry & Polly
Louie's Carpet Cleaning
Mark Albenesius Inc.
McDardis
McHale, Dr. Michael & Jean
Mersbergen, Chris
MetaBank.
Minnehaha Sertoma Club
Monick Pipe & Supply, Inc.
Neighborhood Dental Clinic
Nordquist, Gary & Anne
O'Hara Realty Group, Inc.
Peters, Jonathan D
Pizza Ranch Yankton
Prairie Lakes Healthcare System
Prairiewave Communications
Reliabank Dakota
$250 - $499
3-Star Holding Inc.
Abbot, J.W.
Aberdeen Chrysler Center
Aberdeen Federal Credit Union
Aberdeen Lions Club
Alliance Communications
American Legion COD Co Post 17
Anderson, T L
Barnes, Thaddeus M.
Berg, Patti .
Scheels
Sharp Automotive
Sioux Falls FOP Lodge 1
Sioux Falls Ford.
Sioux Falls Independent Agents
Sletten, Scott C.
South Dakota Community Foundation
South Dakota High School Coaches Assoc
South Dakota Peace Officers Association
South Dakota Police Chief's Association
South Dakota State Council
Spearfish Lions Club
Special Olympics
Sturgis Police Association
Sun Enterprises, Inc
Sveen, Jeffrey T.
The American Legion
United Methodist Church
US Bancorp Foundation
US Bank
Vande Brake, Steven or Mary
VanRoekel, Jason & Jolyn
VFW Dept of SD Ladies Auxiliary
Visit Spearfish, Inc.
Wahl, Jeff & Judy
Wal-Mart Foundation
Wal-Mart Stores
Walsh Sr, Thomas P.
Whites Queen City
Yankton Area Community Foundation
Zonta Club of Spearfish Area
Robbins, Jerry & Joy
Schmidt, John & Denise
Schock Foundation
Sioux Falls Catholic School
Sioux Falls Morning Optimists
Sodex, Inc & Affiliates
Sommer, Jason & Jill
South Dakota Cattle Women
Spearfish Banner Settlement Fund
Spearfish Optimist
ST. Thomas Moore Catholic Church
Stan North View Campers
Stewart, Greg & Kari
Stripes by Todd
Superior Homes, LLC
T-Brothers Logistics
TCF Foundation
Timmermans, Nathan
Washington High School
Wells Fargo Bank
Wolff's Plumbing & Heating, Inc.
January - June 2012
Blue Incorporated
Booth, Patrick & Kallie
Brick Propane
BST Watertown, LLC
C & C Manufacturing Inc.
Carpet One
Carr Chiropractic Clinics, PC
Castlewood Farmers Elevator
Classic Corner LP
Clayborne, Loos & Sabers, LLP
Clites Electric Construction
CNA Surety
Dakota Bus Service, Inc.
Dakota Service & Repair
Dakota Supply Group
Dakota Trailer Manufacturing Inc
DQ Investments, Inc
Driscoll, Scott
E & N Street, LLC
East River Electric
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Bronze cont.
Farmers AG Center, LLC
Fergen Enterprises, Inc.
Gar-Shar, Inc.
Girton Adams, Inc
Goodrich Motors Inc.
Gustad, Michelle
Harr, P J
Healthcare Plus Federal Credit Union
Hicks Enterprises, Inc.
Hometown Service & Tire, LLC
Hurkes Implement Co.
Huron Laboratory SVS. PC
Ibis, Mark & Kris
Infotech Solutions, LLC
Itron Giving Program
James River Equipment, LLC
Jode, Inc.
Jones, Charles & Darlene
Juneks
Ketel Thorstenson, LLP
Kirk Funeral Home
Klueber, LaVonne
Lantern Lounge
Larsen, Danny L.
Lien Transport Company
Lincoln Country Metal Recyclers
Lloyd, Liz
Lueders Food Center # 255
Lueders Food Center #250
M & M Sanitation, Inc
MASABA INC.
McGregor Surface
Message
Midwest Medical Service Inc.
Mile High United Way
Minnehaha Co Deputies Assoc.
Montana Dakota Utilities Co
Murphy, Patrick & Judy
Mustang Seeds, Inc.
Norris, Debra S.
Northeast Educational Services Cooperate
O'Dell Wanda
Olson for SD Senate
Orbitcom, Inc.
Parkston Grain & Feed
Pennington Title Company
Perdue, Donald & Joan
Prestige Auto Sales
Pro-Tec Roofing, Inc.
Prunty, Steven R.
Rensch Law Office
Risk Administration Services
DEDICATIONS
In Memory of Janet R Ayres
Ayres, Larry B.
In Memory of Dora Berg
Loken, Polly
In Memory of Bobbi Buttz
Murphy, Patrick & Judy
In Memory of Evelyn Cermak
Deveny, Rita M.
In Memory of Todd Cermack
Cermak, Bill & Debra
Fransen, Paul & Mary
Guest House
Johnson, Florence
Roger's Family Pharmacy
Runnings
Sanchez, Peter & Adeline
Schieffer, Carmen C
Schoen, Craig & Nancy
Schroder Chiropractic
Scott Peterson Motors, Inc.
Security National Bank
Signature Auto Sales LLC
Spearfish Motors
Speedy Mart, Inc.
Stadium Sports Grill Spearfish
Stampede Hockey, LLC
Texas Roadhouse
The Collision Center
The First Presbyterian Church
Tiger Musky Resort
Valley Motorsports
Valley View Farms, Inc.
Vezaro Inc.
Walker, Jerry
Watertown Chiropractic PC
West River Foundation
Western Dakota Insurers
January - June, 2012
In Memory of Evelyn & Todd Cermak
Hein, Rebecca L.
Kusser, Simon & Eileen
In Memory of Al Johnson
Meier, Donna M.
Nebraska Title
Talley, Janice
Terry, Jeanette F
In Memory of Cindy Juran-Werges
Opitz, Jenene
In Memory of Nereida McMartin
Larson, Carl & Dixie Lee
In Memory of Timothy Menning
Gehring, Suzy & Scott
In Memory Of Ida Poppenga
Hammond, Kathy & Wayne
In Memory of Kirk Walz
Smith, Mark & Ruth
In Memory of Beverly Westrosky
Homandberg, Elmer & Wava
In Memory of Linda Wolfe
Loken, Polly
In Honor of Jared Meadows
Loken, Jerry & Polly
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