Jill Bergeron, chairperson of the event, said that parents, students and other members of the community are encouraged to attend.

"We are excited about this year's event," Bergeron said. "This is a heart-warming event and we hope everyone will come out to cheer on our athletes."

The Special Olympics is an international organization dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition. Special Olympics currently serves more than 1.7 million people with intellectual disabilities in more than 200 program in more than 150 countries. To get involved, contact your local Special Olympics program at 229-382-9412. Monetary donations in any amount are always appreciated.

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