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Special Olympics Adds Softball To Its Activities – Transylvania County NC


Members of the Unified team, which consists of people with disabilities and those without disabilities, recently gathered to play softball at the Rosman Community Park. (Courtesy photos)

Transylvania has softball for all ages and all ability levels. Special Olympics also has added softball to their sports opportunities.

This summer was the first time many of their athletes had ever held a bat or glove and had to be taught which hand to wear the glove, which hand to catch with as well as how to throw and how to swing a bat. Their coaches worked each week since early June to teach these athletes. By the end of their last practice a few weeks ago, the progress the team had made was unbelievable. Some of their athletes could hit the ball far beyond the base line. The athletes...

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