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Press conference kicks off Special Olympics

July 19, 2010

Highlights from the opening press conference for the 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games.



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Cessna Airlift generates enthusiasm

July 16, 2010

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CEO of Cessna Airlift Jack Pelton, Lincoln Mayor Chris Beutler and Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman explain Cessna’s involvement with the 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games



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Governor praises volunteers, welcomes athletes

July 14, 2010

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Gov. Dave Heineman and 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games CEO Chuck Cooper discuss the beginning of the 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games and what the event means for the athletes and the Lincoln community.



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Details of 2010 USA National Games Cessna airlift to be discussed

Contact: Sarah Van Dalsem, Media Manager

2010 Special Olympics USA National Games

(402) 889-3412, vandalsem@2010specialolympics.org

When:  10 a.m. Friday, July 16

Danley Building, Duncan Aviation, 3400 W. Luke St., Building 5003

What:   The press conference will discuss details for the week ahead and what the public can expect during the 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games including Special Olympics Town, competition venues, Opening and Closing Ceremonies, and more. It will also include a briefing from Jack Pelton, the chairman, president and CEO of Cessna, on how the Cessna Citation Special Olympics Airlift will run on Saturday, July 17.

(***NO SPECIAL OLYMPICS MEDIA CREDENTIAL WILL BE NEEDED TO GET INTO THIS PRESS CONFERENCE. CREDENTIALS WILL BE REQUIRED TO ACCESS ALL OTHER USA NATIONAL GAMES EVENTS.***)

Who: Charles Cooper, president and CEO of the Games

Dave Heineman, governor of Nebraska

Chris Beutler, mayor of the City of Lincoln

Jack Pelton, chairman, president and CEO of Cessna

Robert Duncan, chairman emeritus of Duncan Aviation

Bob Gobrecht, managing director of Special Olympics North America

Christian Beard & Linda Buchanan, Special Olympics Athlete Ambassadors

Media Opportunities: interviews with the leaders of the Cessna Airlift and the Games, and b-roll and photo opportunities of the speakers and the set-up for the Airlift.

About the 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games

The 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games in Lincoln, Neb. will showcase and celebrate the Special Olympics movement and athletes from across the United States, while illustrating the power of sports to educate and inform about the true abilities and achievements of people with intellectual disabilities.

From July 18-23, 2010, nearly 3,000 athletes will compete in 13 Olympic-style sports, with the support of 1,000 coaches, 8,000 volunteers and an estimated 15,000 family and friends. In addition to sports, the USA National Games will offer various programs in health, wellness and education. To learn more, please visit www.2010specialolympics.org

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SARAH VAN DALSEM  •  MEDIA MANAGER •  p 402.889.3412 • f 402.467.0031
2010 USA NATIONAL GAMES  •  7600 NORTH 70th STREET  •  LINCOLN, NE 68517
vandalsem@2010specialolympics.org



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