Pitt County holds Special Olympics Spring Games - WSPA.com

Pitt County holds Special Olympics Spring Games

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GREENVILLE, N.C. - Special athletes in the area showed off their skills with a full day of competition.
    
It's Pitt County's annual Special Olympics Spring Games. The event allows athletes with intellectual disabilities to compete individually or on teams.  
    
The games kicked off at J.H. Rose High School in Greenville Wednesday morning.
    
Events included the 100 and 200 meter dashes, standing long jump, and wheelchair race.  
    
More than 200 athletes from ages 7 and up are taking the day to put their talents on display.

"It's incredible because the athletes are just excited to be here,” said Deirtra Crandol, Special Olympics local coordinator. “They're jumping around, the music’s going, got the volunteers cheering them on, it's an incredible experience."



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