2016 Athlete of the Year

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Rebecca Karsten was chosen as our 2016 Athlete of the Year.  Becca has been participating in Special Olympics for seven years.  She enjoys the swim team, and basketball and volleyball.  She received this award for her dedication, commitment and good … Continued

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.

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