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Turn your old cell phone into gold for athletes

June 28, 2005

Albany-- For the first time, the state Special Olympics games will come to South Georgia but organizers need your help.

More than 1,500 athletes will compete in Albany in October in events such as softball, cycling and golf. The events are free for the athletes so the expenses add up. You can help raise money by recycling your old cell phone. Just put it in a special box at Harvest Moon, A Woman's Glory or the Chamber of Commerce downtown.

"Members of the public can actually go, drop their old cellphone in a box and we'll get money from an organization that recycles old phones and all that money will go back to the state Fall games in Albany," says Senior Public Relations Manager John Jowers.

Besides donations, Special Olympics also needs volunteers to help with the state games. To sign up, call 1-800-866-4400 extension 117 or visit www.specialolympicsga.org.

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