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Special Olympics Area 13 Summer Games

All photos by Samantha Watters

All photos by Samantha Watters

On Thursday the Special Olympics Area 13 Summer Games took place at the Tullahoma High School Football Field. Athletes from 5 area counties including Bedford County, Coffee County, Franklin County, Lincoln County, & Moore County were in attendance. Summer Games is one of many Area 13 Special Olympics events held between January and November of each year. Activities during last week’s Summer Games included Bocce, the Running Long Jump, The Standing Long Jump, Softball Throws, The Wheelchair Race, 50 Meter Run, 400 Meter Run, & much more. With over 400 athletes and some 300 volunteers, Thursday’s 35th Annual Special Olympics Area 13 Summer Games brought joy to not only the athletes but to everyone involved. Catch a glimpse of the 35th Annual Area 13 Summer Games online during the all new Thunder TV News Video at www.WMSRRadio.com. See more pictures below.

Manchester Fire Chief George DeShields encourages a Special Olympics Athlete before the games begin.

Manchester Fire Chief George DeShields encourages a Special Olympics Athlete before the games begin.

A very happy athlete at the Special Olympics Area 13 Summer Games

A very happy athlete at the Special Olympics Area 13 Summer Games