Fall Games

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17 athletes traveled to Rockford October 22-23 for the Special Olympics State Volleyball Tournament.  Pictured here is the Modified team “Twisters” wearing their silver medals for their second place finish in division 5.  Thunder also competed that weekend and finished … Continued

Outdoor Sports Festival

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Participating in the golf competition at the Special Olympics Outdoor Sports Festival in Decatur this year were Reem Abdelmeguid (gold), Guy Case (gold), Jeff Conrad (silver), Sion Levy (silver), Branden Koven (bronze), Paul Hansen (fifth place) & Tyler Baker (sixth … Continued

Friendship Festival Parade

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Sam Renchen, wearing his festival themed lego costume, walks along with his fellow day campers in the 2016 Bourbonnais Friendship Festival Parade.  The theme this year was Building Community, Friendship and Memories.

Bird House Contest

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A big Thank You to Ken and Judy Ponton for supporting River Valley’s entry into the “Cheep” Housing Parade of Bird Homes contest.  Thank You also to Mike LaReau and Cindy Roberts for constructing and decorating our entry.

Service Appreciation

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Tom Breitenbucher presented Jody Schierenbeck and Melody Benoit awards for years of service to River Valley Special Rec.  Schierenbeck has been with the SRA for 20 years and Benoit for 15 years.  Both work weekly programs and special events.

2015 Athlete of the Year

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Nicole Wallace of Bourbonnais, was named the River Valley Special Recreation Association’s 2015 Athlete of the Year.  Nicole started competing in Special Olympics when she was in junior high and through the years, has played almost every sport. She is committed to … Continued