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Leadership Conference & Banquet


Each November, Special Olympics hosts a Leadership Conference & Banquet in North Dakota. This two-day conference offers various programming tracks, including one for Athletes, Coaches and General. Saturday evening provides an opportunity to honor those committed to our mission with an Annual Awards Ceremony & Banquet.

2018 Award Winners

  • Female Athlete
    • Holly Sabinash, Valley City
  • Male Athlete
    • Josh Martinez, Wahpeton
  • Coach
    • Dave Meske, Fargo
  • Youth Service
    • Victoria Hoggarth, Fargo
  • Area Volunteer
    • Genevieve Spicer, Grand Forks
  • State Volunteer
    • Dan Bower, State Volunteer
  • Family
    • James and Katie Cox Family, Dickinson
  • Area Organization
    • KnightRiders Swimming & Diving Team, Grand Forks
  • State Organization
    • SpartanNash, Fargo
  • School
    • Shanley High School, Fargo
  • Continuous Service
    • Cathy Foy, Grand Forks 
    • Angela Schon, Bismarck
    • Janet Wing, Minot
    • Dakota Dental Associates, Grand Forks
  • LETR Flame of Hope        
    • Apple Core Enterprises/Applebee’s, Minot
  • Daryl Bjelde Award        
    • Kaia Watkins, Fargo
  • Roger Kerns Character Award    
    • David Johs, Bismarck
  • Hall of Fame            
    • Patty McGlynn, Grand Forks    
    • Dave Schultheis, Grand Forks