Athletes compete in Special Olympics Spring Games

Crowds gather for Special Olympics
Updated: Apr. 14, 2018 at 5:00 PM CDT
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CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - The Southeast Area Special Olympics and the Cape Girardeau Parks and Rec Department hosted the annual Spring Games event in Cape Girardeau on Saturday.

Over a thousand were on hand at the SEMO Recreation Center as athletes competed in a variety of track and field events while spectators watched and cheered them on.

Athletes participated in the softball throw, shot put, standing and running long jump, tee ball throw, wheelchair slalom, a variety of meter runs and walks and more.

Athletes were awarded medals after each race.

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