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Albany to host Special Olympics

June 7, 2004

Albany-- For the next three years, Albany will be the home of the Special Olympics' State Fall Games. Community leaders made the announcement Monday at the Albany Civic Center.

That means more than 1,000 athletes and 600 volunteers will come to Albany for the games from 2005 through 2007. "We feel like this is a progressive city," said Georgia Milton-Sheats of Special Olympics. "We see all the construction going on and the vision that goes along with Albany. We feel like the community and volunteerism will be top notch and will really raise the bar for Special Olympics Georgia."

The athletes will compete in cycling, golf, softball and long-distance running and walking.

posted at 6:40PM by dave.miller@walb.com