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Special Olympics returning to Tell City Saturday at Legion Field

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TELL CITY – The Perry County organization of Special Olympics Indiana will join St. Meinrad Archabbey-Cooperative Action for Community Development Inc. to host their 47th annual track and field and bocce meet. The event will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at Legion Field in Tell City.

“Everyone is welcome to attend this event,” said Vicky Lutgring, county coordinator for Special Olympics Indiana-Perry County. “I promise it will give you a better understanding of our Special Olympics athletes.”
The following events will be held: 50-meter dash, 100 dash, 4 by 100-meter race, 25-meter walk, 50 walk, 400 walk, standing long jump, running long jump, softball throw, tennis ball throw, shot put, bocce, 25-meter wheelchair race and motor activities events.
The event will begin with a parade of athletes and a color guard from local county American Legion members and an invocation by a representative from St. Meinrad Archabbey.
The event will also include a torch run by local athletes and local police officers, the national anthem and the recitation of the Special Olympics oath followed by a morning full of track and field events.
For more information about Special Olympics Indiana-Perry County, contact Lutgring at 836-2963. Practices are open to the public and are being held from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through May 29.
Special Olympics Indiana is a not-for-profit organization that provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in more than 20 Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, reaching more than 10,000 athletes across Indiana.