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Be Strong event held to support Special Olympic Athletes Wisconsin

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WAUSAU (WAOW) -

Special Olympic Athletes gathered at Franck's Gym in Wausau Saturday afternoon.

The 18th annual event had more than 30 participants competing in strenuous activities such as dead lifts and bench presses. 

Organizers said this is a great way to help special athletes in the area. 

"The funds are going to the basketball tournaments, the winter winter games here in Wausau and the summer games,"said Jordan Becker the Regional Development director of the organization. "Any of the events we put for our athletes will benefit them."

Becker also said it takes $552 to support an athlete for an entire year.

Their goal for Saturday was to raise $10,000 and Becker is confident they will surpass it. 

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