Special Olympics attracts hundreds in Girard

GIRARD, Ohio — Hundreds showed up at Arrowhead Stadium in Girard for the Special Olympics Track and Field Meet.

More than 300 athletes from across Ohio and Pennsylvania participated this year.

The games kicked off around 10 a.m. this morning, and wrapped up at 3 p.m..

There were ten teams in this year’s Olympics.

More than 200 volunteers from Girard City Schools, and area service groups and businesses helped out for the event.

“I made second place running a 100 meter dash, and third place mini jablin,” said James Nicholas, a participant.

“They compete against people and other olympians who have the same capabilities,” said Carol Kirsch, local coordinator, Fairhaven Special Olympics.

The olympics were sponsored by the Girard City School District, Girard-Liberty Rotary Club, Fairhaven School, and many area businesses.


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