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Special Olympians Garner 23 Gold Medals


June 19, 2017

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The 4x100 relay team are (left to right) Steven Kimbrell, Carolyn Sampson, James Bowers, Riley Williams (alternate) back row, Tyler Smith and Coach Richard Sampson.

Special Olympians from Transylvania County won 23 gold medals at the Special Olympics North Carolina state competition held in Raleigh June 4-9.

The Summer Games is the largest state-level event for Special Olympics North Carolina, featuring competition in track and field, bowling, cheerleading, cycling, gymnastics, powerlifting, softball, swimming and volleyball.

"These games are more than a sports competition; they are a looking glass, an example to everyone around the world of how people with intellectual disabilities can and should be included in all aspects of their communities," sai...

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