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Spring Games For Special Olympics Missouri

Spring Games For Special Olympics Missouri

April 19, 2014

By Wendy Hayworth

Intern@lstribune.net

Next Saturday, April 26 will witness the annual Spring Games for local Special Olympic athletes.

This year’s event will take place at Lee’s Summit North High School. The opening ceremony kicks off at 8:30 a.m. and events are expected to wrap up by 3 p.m.

"We have all your typical track and field events. So we have your typical running events, we have a softball throw, a javelin throw, and we may have a high jump this year which would be brand new for us," Officer Amanda Geno said.

Geno, a Special Olympics volunteer for 12 years, helps plan and organize this event along with the other volunteers on the Games Management Team.

"We have a partnership with Special Olympics. We are the single largest fundraiser for them so we try to have officers have everything," Geno said.

The Spring Games are important for local athletes. If they earn a silver or gold medal, they are able to advance to the State Games in Columbia, Missouri.

"If you’ve never been involved with Special Olympics, come on out and you’ll be hooked," Geno said.

All of the money raised by events such as this and t-shirt sales stay in Kansas City and go directly to our local athletes.



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