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Special Olympics Mon, 27 Feb 2017 04:26:33 +0000 Special Olympics Special Olympics KOSA back i'm clarke sachs with your look at local sports... there has beena lotof success in west texas for basketball this season and yesterday was no different... and no..this time it's not about utpb... special olympics athletes gathered at odessa college to compete in both team and individual events... and while the day was filled with basketball..there was plenty of fun to go around... from five on five to three on three and even a chance to play the oc lady wranglers..yesterday was the starting point for teams competing in the special olympics... any athlete that actually compete at the area level qualifies to go on to our state level competition which will be in arlington in may. there's a progression that as you start you start at the local level and then you can build all the way up to go into nationals or even the world games. the west texas region brings in hundreds of athletes..many who are new and looking to get involved... we absolutely we have new athletes every year that get involved we go all the way to the border in presidio so this area has actually been our largest geographic area so everybody in between. the reason for the event is competition..but theres a much more important goal in mind... it changes their lives it makes opportunity to get involved with the community obviously when you're involved with sports your camilies and our athletes. in the end..the games come second..what comes first are the friendships... our athletes absolutely are the most caring people that you can't ever be around you know you watch them fight hard on the court and they have some amazing competitive spirits and you watch them fight hard on the court and they have some amazing competitive spirits and you'll see them knock somebody down full turnaround and pick them back up so it's all friends

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