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Special Olympics wraps up with softball

October 9, 2005

Albany-- South Georgia says goodbye to over one thousand special guests.

For the first time, Albany was the host to the state Special Olympics Fall Games. Athletes competed in everything from bocce to long distance running and softball. Sunday, ball players wrapped up the last few games at the Gordon Sports Complex. The Dekalb County Braves and Angels were happy to compete and took home the bronze. They say the best part is just playing.

"I love to play sports. Baseball, basketball and tennis," says athlete David McDonald.

"I enjoy it. The kids are great. The parents are really supportive and we just want to make sure that everybody has a good time," says Coach Ascelah House.

The majority of sporting events were wrapped up Saturday night. Organizers say the weekend was a success and they look forward to Albany hosting the games for the next two years.

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