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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.

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2017 Award Winners

  • Female Athlete  
    • Jackie Krei, Fargo
  • Male Athlete   
    • Jecky Oulare, Grand Forks
  • Coach    
    • Curt Duppong, Dickinson
  • Youth Service   
    • Korie Floe, Fargo
  • Area Volunteer  
    • Rachel Meske, West Fargo
  • State Volunteer  
    • Alex Sumner, Fargo
  • Family    
    • Wayne & Marcia Schneider Family, Harvey
  • Area Organization  
    • Red River Human Services Foundation, Wahpeton
  • State Organization  
    • Knights of Columbus District 18, Fargo
  • School    
    • Valley City State University
  • Continuous Service   
    • Matt Melberg, Grand Forks   
    • Jim’s Towing, West Fargo   
    • Choice Financial, Fargo
  • LETR Flame of Hope  
    • Amy Kingzett, Fargo
  • Daryl Bjelde Award  
    • Joan Schultheis, Grand Forks
  • Roger Kerns Character Award 
    • Breanna Foy, Grand Forks
  • Hall of Fame
    • Cliff Brunmeier, Dickinson (posthumously)
    • Dave Schmidt, Fargo