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August 23, 2007

Albany -- Sixty dedicated athletes were honored Thursday for taking part in Dougherty County's Special Olympics this year.

Along with athletes and volunteers, city and county leaders attended Thursday's second annual Special Olympics Sports Awards Banquet.

The guest speaker was double amputee Scott Rigsby. Those who worked with the participants say the special olympics taught them a lot.

"Many of our students are given an opportunity to learn by sharing and teamwork," said Special Olympics Board member, Seaborn Jackson. "Teamwork is real important. And it actually gives them a lift of spirits from the competitiveness as well."

Volunteers say helping with special olympics is time was well spent.

They say they get just as much from the experience as the athletes.

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