Upstate athletes celebrate special olympics


Athletes from around the upstate competed today in various area Special Olympics.

Children as young as two years old were able to take part in physical and developmental activities.

Athletes with physical and intellectual disabilities competed in running, throwing and jumping events at Southern Wesleyan University and Furman University.

The area competition which encompasses Anderson County had 600 athletes competing.

In Greenville County, 1,200 athletes were registered for the spring games.

In South Carolina, nearly 29,000 athletes compete in Special Olympics through out the year.

More than 400 competitions are held every year.

Athletes from the upstate will travel to Seattle to compete in the national games this year. 

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