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April 13, 2018
Evan Derdall, of Ethan, prepares for Saturday’s 2018 Parkston Polar Plunge for Special Olympics South Dakota. The 11-year-old, with help from his mother Vernette Derdall, secured more than $2,000 in pledges. (Mark Andersen / Republic)
Donations soar as 11-year-old readies to plunge
April 13, 2018 - 9:36am
March 23, 2018
Kristen Longville and Morgan Ziegler jump into freezing water Friday evening during Mitchell's Polar Plunge. (Caitlynn Peetz/Republic)
Polar Plunge raises $27K for Special Olympics South Dakota
March 23, 2018 - 7:44pm
September 18, 2017
Special Olympian gets Garth's guitar
September 18, 2017 - 11:22am
March 28, 2017
State Special Olympics results
March 28, 2017 - 5:14pm
March 26, 2017
The Mitchell Vikings' Bret Pederson (14) and the Sioux Falls Fireworks Parachutes' Mike Gosmire (51) try to secure a rebound Saturday during the Special Olympics South Dakota State Basketball Tournament at the DWU Avera Fieldhouse in Mitchell. (Jake Shama / Republic)
Friendship more important than winning for some Special Olympics athletes
March 26, 2017 - 2:16pm
March 24, 2017
Demetrius Wells, right, with the Dakota Bulldgogs, rushes out of the water quickly as fellow jumper Shaun Davis makes a splash in the water during the Mitchell Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics. One-hundred-and-three plungers took part in the event, raising nearly $27,000. (Matt Gade / Republic)play button
Mitchell Polar Plunge raises $27K, breaks record with 103 jumpers
March 24, 2017 - 9:00pm
Special Olympics state basketball returns to Mitchell this weekend
March 24, 2017 - 10:10am
March 11, 2017
Athlete Tiffany Vobr, center, dribbles down the court during a Special Olympics practice on Sunday at Glenda and Fritz Corrigan Fieldhouse and Athletic Institute in Mitchell. Partnering with Dakota Wesleyan University, the Special Olympics basketball team practice every Sunday at the facility. (Sarah Barclay / Republic)
Bonding over basketball: Special Olympics, DWU basketball partnership a slam dunk
March 11, 2017 - 7:30am
February 28, 2016
PHOTOS: Making a splash for Special Olympics
February 28, 2016 - 4:14pm
February 23, 2016
Local man named to Special Olympics South Dakota board of directors
February 23, 2016 - 10:41am
October 9, 2015
Mitchell to host Special Olympics State Bowling Tournament
October 9, 2015 - 12:14am
March 1, 2015
Rescheduled Watertown Polar Plunge 1 of several statewide
March 1, 2015 - 12:20pm
January 26, 2015
Tanner Stirling, the 2014 Outstanding Special Olympics Athlete of the year, has a laugh with Tim Weidenbach, a character coach with Dakota Wesleyan University, as Stirling speaks speaks to DWU athletes at Dakota Wesleyan's Sherman Center on Monday in Mitchell. (Matt Gade/Republic)play button
Stirling shares story of resilience at DWU
January 26, 2015 - 9:04pm
January 20, 2015
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Organizers seeking volunteers for Special Olympics tourney
January 20, 2015 - 8:32am
August 27, 2014
$1.6M raised for Special Olympics SD expansion
August 27, 2014 - 10:56pm