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Honoring the champions who change lives through Special Olympics Minnesota

Saturday, September 9, 2017 | 7:30 p.m.

The Pantages Theatre, 7th & Hennepin, Downtown Minneapolis

All seats complimentary * Invitation to follow

Nominate a Hero!

Nominations for the 31st Special Olympics Minnesota Distinguished Service Awards are open!

Nominations are due by noon on Friday, July 7

Nominate a Hero!

2016 Award Recipients

Outstanding Athlete – Female: Kelsey Cady
Outstanding Athlete – Male: Alex Hanson
Judy Wahl Outstanding Male Athlete Leadership Program (ALPs): David Persons
Judy Wahl Outstanding Female Athlete Leadership Program (ALPs): Allie Henley
Outstanding Volunteer: Michelle Swenson
Outstanding Family: The Junker-Koehnen Family
Outstanding Coach: Scott Clark
Outstanding Unified Partner: Hank Seward
Outstanding Nonprofit: Northland 300
Outstanding Local Business: Albert Lea Hy-Vee
Outstanding Delegation: Hibbing/Chisholm Rangers
LETR Unsung Hero: Sgt. John Buetow
LETR Hall of Fame: Trooper LeRoy Ailts (Retired)
Outstanding Service: Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Outstanding Service: The Walters Family
Outstanding Service: JNBA Financial Advisors
Spirit Award: Frederique Schmidt


Mike Kane – Vice President of Area Programs & Initiatives | 763.270.7169