Last Plunge!

Did you miss the plunge this year? No worries there is still one plunge left! Meet us at Namsmith Hall on Saturday, March 7th and plunge into the chilly pool water for Special Olympics! There will be lots of free food, great music and you will not need to get up early! We don’t plunge until noon! Registration begins at 10:30 am with bagels, donuts and coffee and tunes. Costume contest shortly after that for Best Individual Costume, Best Couple Costume, Best Team Costume. Don’t forget the theme is year is Peace, Love, Plunge so let’s groove baby! Great prizes for top fundraisers! Go to plungeks.org to register!

 

Flash Dash

Dress up in your "flashy" running or walking gear! The brighter the better! Come to downtown Hays, KS on Saturday, March 7 to participate in the first annual Flash Dash! You can participate in either a timed 5K run or 1 mile walk. The event is hosted by the Ellis County Sheriff's Office and the Hays Police Department. Open to the public! Grab a friend and enjoy the fun! Download the flyerBe a Sponsoror Sign up today!

 

Congratulations!

Detective Becky Crabtree was the recipient of the Sheriff’s Award for Merit for her hard work and dedication to the Special Olympics Kansas organization. Detective Crabtree works tirelessly not only for those she encounters in her professional career, but also those she encounters through the Kansas Special Olympics. Her role as a Sheriff’s Office representative for the organization allows her to participate, organize, and promote Special Olympic fundraisers such as Polar Bear Plunge, Johnson County Shoot Out, and Tip-A-Cop. It is through her that many of us with the Sheriff’s Office have found a true passion for the Kansas Special Olympics. Congratulations to Detective Crabtree!

 

Heroes Pull

Join the Shawnee PD and Merriam PD on Sunday, March 15, 2015 as they host their annual Heroes Pull for Special Olympics Kansas! Get a team together and pull two different types of "Heroes" vehicles, a Police SWAT Lenco Bear and a Fire Truck! Fastest team to pull the vehicles wins! For more details about the event, check out our website at www.heroespull.org. Or to register, click here!

 

Popcorn Standoff

Law Enforcement Officers will be serving popcorn from 4-9pm at the Merriam Cinemark, 5500 Antioch Merriam, KS. All proceeds from large popcorn and kids pack sales will be donated to Special Olympics Kansas. The featured family film will be the movie Home. This is a great event to take the kids and the grandkids!!! Don’t miss it!

 

Shoot Out Fundraiser

The event will take place Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 8:00 am – 1:00pm. This event will be held at Millcreek Rifle Club 7215 Gardner Road, Desoto, KS 66018. Competition is for law enforcement officers and the general public. Competition will include three shooting events- 2 paper, 1 Steel match and optional side match. Maximum participation is 300 people. Awards will be given for Top 3 overall shooters and Team Tropphy for Civilian Team and Traveling Trophy for Law Enforcement. Lunch provided by our friends at Atmos Energy.

2015 Shoot Out! Raffle Prizes include Three Firearms
Mossberg MMR Hunter .223 donated by HSP Guns Olathe
C-Z P-07 40 S W Pistol donated by CZ USA
Ruger 223 Rifle donated by Hornady
Raffle tickets $5.00 each or 5 for $20.00
You need not be registered to shoot or be attendance to win.

Registration for the Shoot Out by April 7th is $25, after April 7th the registration fee is $35. To register on line go to www.ksso.org/events For more information and raffle ticket sales contact: Rebecca.crabtree@jocogov.org o r913-715-5566.

Thank you to our Shoot Out sponsors, HSP Guns - Olathe, CZ-USA and Hornady!

 

Crappie Fishing Tournament

Calling all anglers! On Saturday, April 25th, 2015, a Crappie Tournament will be held at Clinton Lake, Lawrence, KS. Tournament hours will be from 7 am – 2 pm, with sign in from 5:30-6:30 am. Pre-registration fee is $80 per 2 person team. Pre-registration is due by April 10th, 2015. Registration at the ramp the morning of the tournament is $100 per team Payout Schedule: 50% Payback (Pay 1 place per 7 boats PLUS Big Crappie) For the registration form, waiver and rules , please visit www.ksso.org/events. Thank you to the Lawrence FOP Lodge #2 for Sponsoring the Crappie Tournament

 

Golf Scramble for Special Olympics - Emporia

The Emporia area LETR members would like to invite everyone to their annual golf scramble for Special Olympics Kansas! The event will be held on Saturday, May 9th at the Emporia Municipal Golf Course. To register for the event or for more details, check out the event flyer.

 

Make History in the First Unified Relay Across America for Special Olympics

The Unified Relay Across America will be in Kansas on June 16th, 17th, 23rd and 24th.  You can make history by carrying the Flame of Hope. The Flame of Hope will be lit in Athens, Greece and travel to the United States.  This flame will be carried across our nation to all the way to Los Angeles, California to kick off the Special Olympics World Games. Run or bike the torch in a segment with your friends, sponsor the event or sponsor an athlete. Registration will open soon.  http://www.unifiedrelayacrossamerica.org/

Also, we are looking for law enforcement officers and military personnel to help escort the "Flame of Hope" across the USA. If you are interested in serving in this position or would like more information, please check out the this letter from Mike Peretti, Chair of the Executive Council.

 

2016 Incentives Announced

Our 2016 incentive levels have been announced. Please click here to read about how your agency can earn credit to attend the 2016 Law Enforcement Torch Run International Conference!

 

Shopping Through Amazon?

When you do your shopping at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Special Olympics Kansas, Inc. Bookmark the link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/48-0890981 and support us every time you shop!

 

Announcing a New Mobile Site with RAZ Mobile

SOKS has a new mobile site which includes an easy, quick way to accept donations and will offer text updates. The site is through RAZ Mobile. To receive text updates: text “special” to (913)416-4776. Visit our mobile site at https://razmobile.com/b044e or scan:

 

Photos

To find photos from our events, please visit our photos tab. There you will find links to all of our photo hosting sites. If you have pics you would like for us to share, please send them to pr@ksso.org.