Special Olympics In Pitt County

Hundreds of special athletes took to the track Wednesday morning in Greenville as the Pitt County Special Olympics Spring Games were held at J.H. Rose High School.

Developmentally disabled children of all ages from around the county competed in events like the 50 and 100 yard dashes, relay races, and softball distance throwing.

Winners were awarded ribbons and had their names called out as they stood on a podium just like the real Olympic games.

Hundreds of volunteers made the event possible and say the effort is well worth it.

Volunteers tell us they're already looking forward to next year.


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  • by Amanda Location: Greenville on Apr 15, 2010 at 11:38 AM
    Our kids had such a great time out there. I hate that the weather was yucky though.
  • by betty Location: cortland on Apr 15, 2010 at 07:16 AM
    This is wonderful to hear. Our children of special needs will love being able to be a part of something. The so called normal children could learn from these children. They are loving and it don't matter if they win or lose. On the other hand the so called normal kids have a fit if they don't win right along with their mom & dad's. Good for Greenville to have the Sspecial Olympics this spring.
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