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February 22, 2007

Albany-  Opening ceremonies for the Special Olympics Fall Games won't start for another eight months, but Thursday organizers started the fundraising. 

This is the last year of Albany's three year contract to host the Fall Games. The games have brought a half million dollars to Albany each year along with plenty of athletes. Thursday the Recreation and Parks Department met with local banks in hopes of repeating their card campaign. 

"We have to raise $50,000 each year, so we get large companies to do sponsorships, but we also, last year the bank challenge was great because people could buy those cards for as little as a dollar donation so everybody in our community can have a little stake in the fall games," said Kristin Caso, Albany Recreation and Parks Department. 

The Special Olympics has asked Albany to bid again on the games. The games will be held October 12th, 13th, and 14th.  To volunteer to help with the fall games you can contact Diane Urick Sloma, Games Team Management at (229)894-9914.

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