Tag Archives: Special Olympics Alaska

Kodiak Special Olympics looks to refresh and revitalize

Dan Canavan. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The longtime director of Special Olympics Kodiak is moving onto other things. Special Olympics is an international nonprofit that gives athletes with intellectual disabilities a chance to participate in group sports like floor hockey or individual activities like powerlifting. Nicolle Egan, vice president of Special Olympics Alaska, grew up in ... Read More »

Talk of the Rock: Special Olympics

From left to right, Lindsay Knight, Nicolle Egan, and Janet Baker. (Photo by Kayla Desroches / KMXT) On this week’s Talk of the Rock, host Kayla Desroches sits down with organizers of Special Olympics Alaska. Joining her are vice president Nicolle Egan, commissioner of powerlifting Lindsay Knight, and volunteer Janet Baker. They chat about the role of Special Olympics in ... Read More »

Local Special Olympics Athlete Moves Off Island

Chris Kavanaugh. Kayla Desroches / KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT A local athlete, Special Olympics strongman, and community member is moving to the Lower 48 after a lifetime in Kodiak. Chris Kavanaugh has won medals time and time again for competing in Special Olympics competitions. And he’s traveled around the world to do it. In 2011, he went to Athens, Greece for ... Read More »

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