Thursday, November 8, 2012
Jeffrey Ottenad, the son of Manchester Alderman Marilyn Ottenad, battled cancer and special needs to become an accomplished athlete. This month he is being inducted into the Parkway Alumni Hall.
Jeffrey Ottenad, son of Manchester Alderman Marilyn Ottenad and John Ottenad will be inducted into the Parkway Alumni Hall of Fame. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) Jeffrey passed away in 2002 from bone cancer, but lived a life that will never be forgotten. "Jeff was the first special needs student who was a full fledge athlete at Parkway South," his mother Marilyn Ottenad tells Patch. She said her son was nominated by his Parkway South cross country and track coach Jim Schmuck. "It's amazing. Here is a special ed student who's going into the Parkway Alumni Hall of Fame. While he did graduate with a high school diploma...in my wildest dreams I never thought he would be going into the hall of fame," Ottenad…
Friday, June 1, 2012
The Manchester Police Department held its 6th annual “Clean Up For Special Olympics” at Tucker’s Place. Check out photos from the event.
Tucker’s Place was bustling on Thursday evening as Manchester police bussed tables for the 6th Annual Clean Up For Special Olympics. “Last year we were able to donate around $7,000, after donations from Tucker’s Place and Walmart,” said Chief Tim Walsh. “And this year, I think we’re doing pretty good. It’s busy. We’ve been on wait since 5:30.” Chief Walsh says he is proud of the event, and it will continue to go on as long as they are welcome at Tucker’s Place. Tucker’s Place owner, Tom Struharik, says the event will continue as long as the restaurant is here. (Be sure to "Like" Patch on Facebook - check out our page here.) “It’s a great cause. It’s wonderful to help get the kids involved in sports and athletics. It’s a worthy cause, and …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Stop by Tucker's Place Thursday evening where Manchester police officers will be bussing tables to raise money for the Special Olympics.
Manchester Police Chief Tim Walsh tells Patch the fundraiser brings in thousands of dollars each year for the Special Olympics. (Read Previous Story: Manchester Police Clean Up For A Cause) Manchester police officers will be refilling drinks and bussing tables at Tucker's Place West, 14282 Manchester Road, from 5 to 10 p.m. Thursday as they "Clean Up For Special Olympics." Donations will be accepted as officers and the restaurant team up to raise money for Missouri Special Olympics. Tucker's Place will also be donating a percentage of its sales from the night to Special Olympics. Special Olympics Torch Run t-shirts will be on sale Thursday evening. (Be sure to "Like" Patch on Facebook - check out our page here.)
Friday, June 3, 2011
The Manchester Police Department buses tables at Tucker's Place as a fundraiser for Special Olympics.
Thursday night, the Manchester Police Department held its fifth annual Clean Up For Special Olympics night at Tucker's Place, where officers literally cleaned up after patrons, refilled drinks, and handed out donation envelopes. The event came together after Manchester's police chief approached the restaurant about participating . "Tim [Walsh] came in one day and asked if this was an event we'd be interested in. We know these guys from the department and we're fond of them, and it seemed like a fun, great idea," said Tucker's Place owner, Tom Struharik. Chief Tim Walsh tells Patch that Tucker's place usually donates 25 percent of the night's proceeds to the Special Olympics, but "they always give a lot more." Over the past four years, the …
Thursday, June 2, 2011
The Manchester Police Department will wait on diners Thursday night at Tucker's Place. Proceeds go to the Special Olympics.
The Manchester Police Department will wait on diners Thursday night. Proceeds go to the Special Olympics. The fifth annual Clean Up for Special Olympics takes place from 5-10 p.m. at Tucker's Place, 14282 Manchester Road. Manchester police officers will bus tables, collect donations, and sell Torch Run shirts and hats. The Torch Run, when police officers run a torch through their cities, kicks off the Special Olympics. The public is invited to dine at Tucker's Place all evening long. Officer David Ebert said by holding this event, the department has raised close to $25,ooo throughout the last four years for Special Olympics Missouri. Town and Country-Manchester Patch will cover the event, so check back Friday morning to see photos.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Also check out an adoptable pooch in Crestwood and a Special Olympics event in Chesterfield.
Not Even a Dog Can Find a Job in this Economy: Shep, a German Shepard Mix, was beat out by the competition for a County police canine unit job, but he still needs a good home, officials said. Special Olympics Athletes Brush Up Their Basketball Skills at Parkway West High: Students from 15 schools traveled to Parkway West High School for the 16th annual Special Olympics event. Residents Grill School Board Candidates on Financial Stability of District: Four candidates vying for three open seats on the Kirkwood School Board addressed residents’ concerns about the district’s financial stability at a public forum Monday night. Great Streets: A Plan for Manchester Road’s Future: Manchester Road—especially the five mile stretch from Hwy 141 to …
Monday, 260 athletes turned out for the 16th annual Special Olympics basketball competition.
Monday, 260 athletes turned out for the annual Special Olympics basketball competition for special needs athletes. This is the 16th annual Special Olympics event at Parkway West High School. The event was made possible by a student council called the Longhorn Council (or as the students refer to it, LoCo). Nearly 100 LoCos, as the students call themselves, and other volunteers, acted as buddies, helpers and coordinators. Each athlete had a West High buddy for the entire event. The Longhorn Council holds this event every year so students on the council can develop their leadership and communication skills. Lauren Gieseking, cochair of the student run event, spoke of building community relations both inside and out of West High. She and …