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Raffle raises money for Special Olympics

An Albany student won a car in a raffle that helped support the local Special Olympics. An Albany student won a car in a raffle that helped support the local Special Olympics.
With the help from student's and faculty, the raffle raised nearly $6,000 that will help fund the Special Olympics in town. With the help from student's and faculty, the raffle raised nearly $6,000 that will help fund the Special Olympics in town.
The Winter Games take place on December 4th at Albany State University. The Winter Games take place on December 4th at Albany State University.
The winner of the raffle presented by the Exceptional Students program took home a 2009 Mercury that was donated by the DoCo Federal Credit Union. The winner of the raffle presented by the Exceptional Students program took home a 2009 Mercury that was donated by the DoCo Federal Credit Union.
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A winner was drawn today at Southside Middle School for a  raffle that helped an Albany student win a car and supported the local Special Olympics.

The winner of the raffle presented by the Exceptional Students program took home a 2009 Mercury that was donated by the DoCo Federal Credit Union. 

With the help from student's and faculty, the raffle raised nearly $6,000 that will help fund the Special Olympics in town. Organizers say it's an important event for the athletes.

"It's important to know that these athletes have a place to compete & they're able to do so & just really compete against each other & excel, that's what we want them to do. And have a good time doing that," said Russ Allen, the chair of the Special Olympics Dougherty Board.

The Winter Games take place on December 4th at Albany State University.

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