50 STORIES | 50 YEARS
This year, 2022, marks 50 YEARS of Special Olympics Nebraska!
That is 50 YEARS of life-changing programming being offered to athletes across our state. Celebrate this milestone with us as we share 50 Stories for 50 Years, a video series sharing stories of the amazing people that make up our movement. From athletes to coaches, volunteers to families, join us as we honor the past 50 years with everyone who helps make Special Olympics Nebraska special.
50 YEARS OF CREATING CHAMPIONS...
AND WE'RE NOT DONE YET!
Meet Garrett Stipke
Garrett shares his passion for the competition and opportunities that come with being a Special Olympics Nebraska athlete.
Meet Heather and Nick Wright
Heather and Nick discuss Special Olympics Nebraska's growth as Nick has been involved from age 2 and what that has meant to their family.
Meet Wyatt and Wes Spalding
Twin brothers Wyatt and Wes discuss the different opportunities they have had within the Special Olympics movement and the impact that has made on their lives.
Meet Holly Busse
Holly is a Special Olympics Nebraska athlete and shares what she loves about sports, her teammates, and life outside of competition.
Meet Dr. Gary Westerman
Dr. Westerman was Special Olympics Nebraska's first Clinical Director for our Healthy Athletes discipline Special Smiles.
Meet Barb Rolf
Barb talks about why she loves being a Special Olympics Nebraska coach as she enters her fourth decade of involvement.
Meet Allie Moore
Allie is a Special Olympics Nebraska Athlete Leader and member of our Athlete Input Council.
Special Olympics Nebraska President & CEO, Carolyn Chamberlin, highlights the impact that our health programming offers.
Meet Jeff Boston
Jeff is a long-time volunteer for Special Olympics Nebraska and Director of our Nebraska Law Enforcement Torch Run Council.
Meet Taylor Hand, Emma Jud, and Kat Trvdy
Taylor, Emma and Kat are members of Special Olympics Nebraska's Youth Activation Committee and share how they are making a difference in their schools.
Meet Melissa Giersch
Melissa has been a Special Olympics Nebraska athlete for decades and has some inspiring words to share.
Meet Greg Harris
Greg has been involved with Special Olympics Nebraska for decades as a brother of an athlete, and now is the Chairman of our Board of Directors.
Meet Joe and Marge Volpert
Joe and Marge share the impact they see through Special Olympics Nebraska after decades of coaching together.
Meet Mark Walz
Mark speaks about the long-standing partnership between Special Olympics Nebraska and Farmers Mutual of Nebraska and how it has impacted his life.
Meet Jason Gieschen
Jason is a wonderful example of all Special Olympics Nebraska athletes are capable of.
Meet Bob and Nathan Veal
This father and son team share how being involved in the Law Enforcement Torch run for Special Olympics Nebraska has become a family passion that helps impact athletes across the state.
Meet Sophie and Joey
Learn how US Youth Ambassadors, Sophie and Joey, are change makers using the power of inclusion.
Meet Dan Masters
Dan conveys the growth and impact of Unified Sports programming because of Special Olympics Nebraska's partnership with the Nebraska School Activities Association.
Meet Tyler Reiman
Tyler shares his experience as a Special Olympics Nebraska athlete.
Meet Jennifer Behlmann
Jennifer discusses the growth she has seen in the over 20 years she has spent with SONE as a coach and parent.
Special Olympics Nebraska President & CEO, Carolyn Chamberlin, highlights the impact that our sports programming offers.
Meet Candice O'Neil
Candice shares the impact Special Olympics Nebraska has had on her life after over a decade of volunteering.
Meet Kristina Davey
Kristina shares why she is proud to be a Special Olympics Nebraska Athlete and advocate.
Meet the Shannon Family
Jeff, Jen, Mallory and Brady share their experiences with Special Olympics Nebraska since getting Brady involved with our Young Athletes program.