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06/09/06 - Lufkin

State School Sponsored Special Olympics

by Ramonica R. Jones

More than 100 East Texas athletes took home gold, silver, and bronze medals in the annual Special Olympics Friday in Lufkin.  

The event was a make-up day for the Area 7 Spring games that got rained out earlier. The athletes took part in several sports including standing long-jump, wheelchair events, and softball throw.

Special Olympian Sharlene said, "I've been running and I've been doing the softball throw and I did a long jump."  

More than 130 athletes from across East Texas took part in the Special Olympics hosted by the Lufkin State School.

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