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Fort Calhoun Unified Flag Football team wins its debut

PAPILLION, Neb. (February 21, 2022) - Union Omaha and Forward Madison FC, in conjunction with Special Olympics Nebraska and Special Olympics Wisconsin, announced today the establishment of the Unified Soccer Series. The Unified Soccer Series is the first of its kind within the United Soccer League (USL) and will consist of two matches, one in Omaha, Neb. and one in Madison, Wis. featuring Special Olympics Unified teams from both states. The matches, scheduled for July 26 in Madison and August 31 in Omaha, will be played surrounding 2022 USL League One match-ups between Union Omaha and Forward Madison and will provide an opportunity for the Unified players (with and without intellectual disabilities) to play on the same pitch as their partner teams.

The RMS Unified Soccer team consists of nine athletes and five mentor partners from both the seventh and eighth grades. The athletes and partners train and compete together.

Students at the University of Nebraska Medical Center-Kearney were awarded the Golisano Health Leadership Award on Friday.

Kids Klub participants get active at Little Feet Meet

Athlete Correspondent, Melissa Giersch recaps the 2019 Fall Games!

Athlete Ambassador, Melissa Giersch wrote this article to celebrate 50 years of Special Olympics!

Check out the press release for the announcement of our very own Team Nebraska competing at the 2018 USA Games in Seattle July 1st-6th!

Melissa Giersch describes this year's Champions Together Luncheon how important being Unified can be!

Athlete Melissa Giersch gives her recap of the Police Ball held earlier this year!

Check out Hall of Famer, Melissa Giersch's recap of All Star Tennis Event last month!

Read about the exciting events during his time in NE and how SONE is reaching new heights in health and inclusion.

Learn all about our 2016 Champions Together Luncheon in this recap by athlete Melissa Giersch!

Click here to learn all about this years Big Red Raffle Results! Special Olympics Nebraska held the Big Red Raffle Drawing Nov, 8th at 1pm. Congratulations to our winners and all our teams for such a successful year!

Read all about athlete Melissa Giersch's tribute to Eunice Kennedy Shriver in honor of Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day, Sept. 24th 2016.

2016 Fall Games Recap by Melissa!

Read up on her experience at this year's Fall Games. From the weather scare to the competitions. Plus some motivational words to her fellow athletes!

The UNL Women's Soccer Team has invited Special Olympics Nebraska to attend Sunday, September 4th game! Free admission for athletes and coaches, and also gets to create a tunnel on the field for UNL's Team to enter the game under! Special Olympics also gets to go on the field during half-time to be recognized and show a video to raise awareness and support. Sign-up today for this awesome opportunity!

Special Olympics Nebraska is honored to announce the selection of Kelly Pritchett, Au.D., CCC-A, of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, as its 2016 Golisano Health Leadership Award honoree.

SONE needs you!! Vote for student Stephen Meuret on Facebook for the Family Fare Perfect Picnic Contest! Voting ends July 27th.

The Summer Heroes Reception was held at the Sokol arena from 5:30 - 6:45 pm May 19th 2016. The food was so good and everything was very elegant. The desserts were also very good--I loved them! I had a chance to meet Cassadee Pope and give her some advice for if she ever wanted to be a tennis player to never give up.

Saturday, April 16th the 3rd annual Policeman's Ball was held at the Hilton hotel in Omaha. The Special Olympic athletes who attended this elegant and fancy event this year were JD Mossberg, Michael Boehmer, Kristina Davey, Grace Greenwood, Cassie Lacey, Joey Drawl last but not least Melissa Giersch.

Special Olympic athletes in Lincoln are now training for the City’s first Strider Cup Race from
9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11 in the Railyard.

SpartanNash’s 2016 Nebraska Healthy Athlete of the Year, Jason Gieschen, will be visiting SpartanNash stores to sign autographs, talk with media and meet customers.

Special Olympics Nebraska Awarded Three-Year, $60,000 Grant To Focus On Improved Health For Local Athletes. Expanding health programming for people with intellectual disabilities beings this month. As people across the globe recognize World Health Day today, Special Olympics Nebraska will begin expanded health programming for people with intellectual disabilities...

Special Olympics Nebraska is proud to once again be participating in Omaha Gives! - a 24 hour charitable challenge organized by the Omaha Community Foundation. The online giving holiday will take place May 25 from midnight to midnight.

For many Special Olympics Nebraska athletes, Spring Games represents the culmination of a year’s worth of training and regional competition to qualify for the opportunity compete at the state level.
This weekend, over 1,200 Special Olympics Nebraska athletes will test their skills in bowling and basketball.