Walton County Special Olympics Local Games scheduled for April 14

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Mark your calendars for a special day next month for a special group of athletes. The Walton County Special Olympics Local Games take place on April 14, 2017 at the Monroe Area High School.

Walton County Special Olympics file photo from 2015. Photo credit: Sharon Swanepoel

“We try to get started by 9 a.m. We start as soon as the last bus arrives,” said long-time organizer Janice Tribble. “This is a very exciting day for our kids. They participate in games, win ribbons and the parade around the track is exciting and somewhat emotional.”

Lunch is served to the children and their parents.

“Last year we packed and handed out 600 lunches. This is a great day for our kids,” Janice said. “If you are not volunteering, please come out and be a fan in the stand.”

Walton County Special Olympics file photo from 2015 Photo credit: Sharon Swanepoel

To keep up with progress as the day arrives, like the Walton County Special Olympics Facebook page.The athletes get such enjoyment out of these olympics and love having the support of the community.

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