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More than 700 athletes with intellectual disabilities will showcase their talent in track and field events during the Special Olympics Forsyth County Spring Games, April 27-29 at Kentner Stadium on the campus of Wake Forest University.

Events will be held between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Austin Caviness of WXII-TV will serve as the master of ceremonies at the opening ceremony, scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 27. More than 400 volunteers from schools, local businesses, and civic organizations are donating time to staff the event. The games are open to the public and are sponsored in part by CVS Caremark’s All Kids Can Foundation.

Special Olympics Forsyth County offers year-round sports training and competition for more than 1,400 youth and adults with intellectual disabilities. These athletes inspire greatness through their success and provide motivation to the thousands of coaches, sports officials, local program committee members and event organizers involved in Special Olympics. Special Olympics Forsyth County offers Olympic-type competition in 14 sports. It is the third largest Special Olympics program in North Carolina. 

A schedule of events is posted online.


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