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2013 Special Olympics Summer Games come to Charleston

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The 2013 Summer Games arrived in Charleston on Friday evening.

Approximately 700 Special Olympics athletes from throughout West Virginia have gathered to compete in a variety of events through Sunday. Athletes will compete in sports, such as track and field, swimming, golf, tennis, bocce, cycling, and softball.

The weekend of competition began with the opening ceremonies at Haddad Riverfront Park in Charleston. The festivities were a featured part of the weekly Live on the Levee concert series.

In addition to the athletes, hundreds of volunteers are also in Charleston, June 7-9 to assist competitors in their events. They also provide support and encouragement, along with family and friends.

Closing ceremonies are scheduled for Sunday.

You can learn more about Special Olympics and other upcoming events online.