Welcome to the 2019 January Edition of Special Olympics Rhode Island Magazine. This month’s show features an interview with Dennis Dejesus, CEO – Special Olympics Rhode Island; Mike Shepherd, Alpine Ski/Snowboard Director and Alan Lussier, Nordic Ski/Snowshoe Director; Students – Victor Zabalu and Shaun Vigeant from Rhode Island College Health and Physical Education Department and Alyson LaGreca, SORI Unified Champion Schools Coordinator for Middle Schools & High Schools. Special Olympics Rhode Island Magazine is now airing on OSN (Ch. 5 & Ch. 1005 on the Cox line-up) on Saturdays and Sundays at 12:00pm. You can also view Special Olympics Rhode Island Magazine on YouTube.
Special Olympics Rhode Island Magazine is an award-winning half-hour television show that is produced and hosted by Special Olympics Rhode Island athletes. PEG-RI TV provides studio time, equipment and direction from their dedicated staff.
Each show consists of three or four segments, lasting five to seven minutes each. Topics include appearances by local TV celebrities, interviews with SORI athletes, volunteers, families, coaches and sponsors; previews of upcoming programs and fundraising events. A new feature each month is highlighting one of our local training programs.
Special Olympics RI Magazine was proud to win 1st Place honors at the 1999, 2002, 2003 & 2004 NECTA Public Service Awards sponsored by BRAVO. SORI Magazine also received the Chairman’s Award at the 2005 NECTA Public Service Awards and in 2006 & 2008 received the John Notte III Award for Superior Production Values in the category of System: News and Information, Program Series. In 2008, co-host Mary-Ellen Powers earned a John Notte III Award for Superior Achievement – Cable Television Program Host/Reporter, Program.