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Athletes take part in Special Olympics

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Some very special athletes put their skills to the test Friday. The Winter Games were held Friday for Special Olympics in Albany.

It's one of two major events a year for special Olympics. Athletes from Dougherty and Lee County schools, as well as the Albany advocacy resource center took part in the games. No matter their level of disability, the athletes are given the opportunity to participate in some way, either as spectators or performers.

Roheem Johnson said, "Everybody wants to have fun. A lot of people think just because people are blind, they can't do anything, a lot of people want to have fun." In addition to bowling, participants also competed in basketball.

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