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Athletes compete at Special Olympics

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -- Hundreds of local special needs athletes competed in Chattanooga's 45th annual Special Olympics at Mccallie School.

From a rope race for the blind, to a wheelchair race, to long jumps and softball throws -- it's a day these athletes have been training for all year.

It's the largest athletic event in the region for people with disabilities. Volunteers, teachers and coaches from the 10-county Southeast Tennessee region were there rooting them on.

"It means they can show off their abilities, and they have a lot of abilities, and we try to accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative," says Special Olympics director Judy Rogers.

More than 300 people competed at Saturday's spring games.

 

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