When the Special Olympics Montana basketball team from Billings returns this weekend after a week of competition at the Special Olympics 2014 USA Games in New Jersey, the 10 members' and three coaches' luggage will be just a little heavier.
Amanda Minchew, of Billings, is the grand prize winner in Special Olympics Montana’s 2014 Charter Chevy Raffle.
LAUREL — The third and final day of the final year for the Special Olympics Montana State Summer Games' three-year stop in Billings brought mixed emotions for the thousands of people who organized, volunteered at and competed in them.
Year one was all about getting established and figuring out how to run things. Year two brought the chance to refine operations, improve on successes and address any issues.
Dangling over the edge of the tallest building in Montana on Wednesday afternoon, two ropes and some rappelling gear were the only things between me and a short trip with a sudden stop at the bottom.
For some teams, like Laurel Middle School, it was their first trip to the Special Olympics Montana State Summer Games. For others, like the Cut Bank team, it was their 14th year.
Even though they put together what some called a banner year in 2012 for the Special Olympics Montana State Summer Games in Billings, organizers said that doesn't mean much if they can't improve on it again in 2013.
The First Interstate Bank Tower, Montana's tallest building at about 270 feet, might seem like small potatoes from the ground compared to some of the towering skyscrapers across the country.
After more than a decade in other cities, the Special Olympics Montana State Summer Games are returning to Billings this year, and they won't be going anywhere for the next few years.
Bob Norbie, president and CEO of Special Olympics Montana, and Billings Special Olympics athlete and Global Messenger Joey Lucara celebrate announcing that the 2012 Montana Special Olympics State Summer Games will be held in Billings May 15-18. The two were addressing a crowded press confere…
Wayne Huyard, presdent and COO of RightNow Technologies, left, and Bob Norbie, president and CEO of Special Olympics Montana, rappel down the side of the First Interstate building as part of the Over the Edge fundraiser in 2011.
GREAT FALLS — Special Olympics Montana celebrated its 40th anniversary over the weekend with a gala in Great Falls honoring 40 people and groups for their strong commitment to the organization.