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Special Olympics team forming in Florence

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 23rd, 2013

Special Olympics is coming to Florence, and it is looking to share the experience with more athletes. Applications must be submitted before athletes can participate.

Bowling will be the first Special Olympics sport in the Florence area, with practices to be held on Tuesdays, from 4 to 6 p.m., beginning Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Holiday Bowl.

Anyone who has been identified as having an intellectual (or cognitive) disability by a medical professional is eligible to be involved in Special Olympics.

Athletes must be at least 8 years old to compete but may participate in practices at age 6. There is no upper age limit.

There is no cost to join Special Olympics, nor is there a cost to train or compete. Special Olympics raises funds through sponsorships, private donations and special events.

For the complete article see the 07-24-2013 issue.

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