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Special Olympics summer games wrap up, over 2,900 athletes take part

Posted: 1:13 PM, Jun 03, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-03 17:13:54Z

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (WSYM) - Saturday marked the last day of Special Olympics Michigan’s state summer games.

More than 2,900 children and adults with disabilities gather at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant for the three-day tournament.

Athletes competed in several different sports including track and field, powerlifting, swimming and more.

There was also a young athletes clinic, which featured events for children ages two and a half through seven.

A number of athletes who competed at this year's State Summer Games will now compete in the Special Olympics USA Games during the first week of July in Seattle, Washington.

The next games will be held September 28-30 in Southeast Michigan.

This was the 50th anniversary for Special Olympics.