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Special Olympics come to a close in Stevens Point

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STEVENS POINT (WAOW) -- The Wisconsin State Special Olympics wrapped up Saturday at UW-Stevens Point.

Sports on the last day included track and field, aquatics and powerlifting.

Organizers say the weekend of competition featured about 2,000 athletes. Around 600 volunteers worked to make the Games possible.

Organizers say it's the little moments with the athletes that make the event memorable.

"Just seeing the smiles on their faces after they participate, it doesn't matter if they come in first or eighth, it's all about the sport of competing, trying their best and doing their all," said Troy Anderson, a regional athletic director for the Special Olympics.

The Summer Games are the Special Olympics' biggest event and this was the 35th year it's taken place in Stevens Point.
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