Maine Special Olympics Co-Founder Dies

SOUTH PORTLAND - The pine tree state has lost one of its most influential non-profit leaders.
 
Founder and former CEO of the Special Olympics of Maine, Mickey Boutilier has died.  In a statement from the organization, Mickey is described as a legend in the world of Special Olympics, devoting his entire life to improving the lives of people with intellectual disabilities.  
 
He passed away, with family members by his side, after a brief battle with an unknown illness.  A celebration of his life will take a place at Camp Tall Pines in Poland.  That date will later be announced by the organization.
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Andrew joined the WVII ABC 7 and WFVX FOX 22 News team in June of 2012. Since a young child he always wanted to pursue a career in Broadcast Journalism, and is honored to start his journey in Eastern Maine. He enjoys nothing more than meeting the members of the community and sharing their stories with our viewers.

Raised in Houston, Texas, Andrew graduated from Suffolk University located in Boston, Massachusetts where he majored in Communications. Before moving up to the Pine Tree State, Andrew was a student reporter for The Morning Show on New England Cable News (NECN).

When not in the newsroom, Andrew enjoys volunteering at the Bangor Humane Society. You can see him there at least once a week interacting with many of the dogs. He also enjoys cooking, reading, watching his favorite movies, and going to the gym.

Make sure to say hi when you see him on the streets, and mention Finding Nemo (his favorite movie) if you want some brownie points!

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