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Special Olympics held at Shelby High
In the Motor Development area of the Special Olympics, Sean Hargett smiles as he is given cheers, as he knocked down all ten of the bowling pins. It was a happy moment for this special young man.
   Once again, Shelby High School's George Blanton Memorial Stadium was the scene of this year's Special Olympics. The clapping and cheers of the crowd, many volunteers and every participant beamed with happiness as they competed and won in their category. The Special Olympics was founded in 1968 by President Kennedy's sister, Eunice Kennedy Shriver in 1968.
  What she started in the yard at her home in Maryland has become the world's largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities providing year round training and competitions to more than 4.2 million athletes in 170 countries. The program just as the participants is wonderful!

Pictured: A happy group of Special Olympic winners, Danny Perez, Matthew Cody, Brandon McKissick, and Ricky Abernathy received their medals. They won in the Division 5 soft ball throw. It was a special day at Shelby High School during the Special Olympics.
 - M.A. Andrews

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