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Fort Gordon Celebrates 30th Special Olympics

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900 athletes participated in the Special Olympics at Fort Gordon. 900 athletes participated in the Special Olympics at Fort Gordon.
Fort Gordon, GA -  A special day for some great athletes today at Fort Gordon. The Post hosted its 30th annual Special Olympics Wednesday morning.

Athletes between the ages of 5 and 60 took part in a number of events, including a softball throw and a long jump.

For those who came to watch, it's a great time... and for the athletes, like Kia Yorker, competing in this event means the world.

"Glad to be able to have fun.  Get to meet new friends, and it means a lot to my teammates.  I get to have fun and enjoy my day."

900 local athletes participated in the event.
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