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Special Olympics returns with smiles and determination


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Apr. 26, 2018 - 8:05 AM

Special Olympics returns with smiles and determination

Photo by Megan Bellew

Six-year-old Shae Kivett is all smiles at the Coweta County Special Olympics Spring Games on Wednesday. 

The annual event brought together athletes, families and supporters for a day of competition and fun at Drake Stadium at Newnan High School on Wednesday. 

Opening ceremonies for the annual track-and-field meet for mentally handicapped athletes took place at 9 a.m. 

Participants came from local schools, the Rutledge Center and Coweta Special Olympics' outreach program. More than 300 athletes took part.