Monday, April 22, 2013
Anthony Donatelli participated in the "2013 Powerlifting Qualifier A" Sunday at Maine East High School. The triumph qualifies Donatelli to compete in the state games on June 14 in Bloomington-Normal.
Congratulations to 23-year-old Palatine resident Anthony Donatelli, who took home gold at the 2013 Powerlifting Qualifier A Special Olympics event held on Sunday at Maine East High School. Donatelli was a member of the NWSRA team, and won three gold medals in the area powerlifting event, which qualified him to compete in the state games to be held on June 14, 2013 in Bloomington-Normal. Divisions included lightweight, heavyweight and middleweights. Local teams from NWSRA, NISRA, Palatine High School and Little City Foundation participated in the Sunday event, which included men and women ages 14 to 58. Great job Anthony! Information provided by Lori Donatelli.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The event, which will include participants from Arlington Heights and Palatine law enforcement, will be held on Sunday, March 3. Are you going to take the plunge?
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Thursday, February 21
Be a fan of brrr-avery! Support Special Olympics athletes by jumping into the icy waters of Twin Lakes at noon on Sunday, March 3. The funds raised from the Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge® will benefit Special Olympics Illinois North Suburban Cook/Area 18, which serves athletes with intellectual disabilities in Cook County located in the north of Cook County. All Polar Plungers are required to collect a minimum of $75 in donations. Check-in begins at 10 a.m. at Twin Lakes, Salt Creek Park District. Lunch will follow the Plunge at Twin Lakes, Salt Creek Park District. Lunch is free for Plungers and $10 for others. A pre-registration event will be from noon-3 p.m. March 2 at Twin Lakes Recreation Area. See directions to the Plunge …
Sunday, February 27, 2011
The law enforcement torch run polar plunge benefits north suburban Cook County Special Olympics athletes.
Four-hundred and fifty brave souls toughed out frigid weather, cloudy skies and close to freezing water temperatures at Twin Lakes Sunday to raise funds for Special Olympics athletes. Participants in the Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge began gathering as early as 10 a.m. in eager anticipation of jumping into the 40 degree waters. Many of the participants were costumed in creative and noticeable outfits including teams dressed as frogs, dogs, men in pink bath robes and one daring gentleman even donned a neon green Speedo. The plunge began at 1 p.m. and the money raised helps ensure all athletes who want to participate in the Special Olympics are able to do so. A $75 donation was required to participate in the event, but many of …