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Special Olympian and Cranberry Middle School eighth-grade student Dustin Eudy hurls a ball
skyward in the softball throw event at Special Olympics Highland Region Spring Games at
Watauga High School. Photo by Jamie Shell

Originally published: 2013-05-01 11:47:02
Last modified: 2013-05-01 11:47:00

Special Olympics Spring Games celebrates athletes, unity

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“This is like one of the greatest family reunions ever,” coordinator of Watauga County's Special Olympics Keron Poteat said.

More than 300 athletes and numerous family members, coaches and volunteers representing four Western North Carolina counties converged on Jack Groce Stadium and the campus of Watauga High School on Thursday, April 25, for Special Olympics Highland Region Spring Games

Athletes competed in various events, including softball throw, bocce, track and field, aquatics and volleyball, and while winners were crowned in the various disciplines, everyone present was victorious because of the unity in celebrating all athletes and the triumph of the human spirit.

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