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Particular Olympics Colorado summer season video games return to Grand Junction

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) – The Particular Olympics Colorado are right here, marking the primary time in two years the state summer season video games have been held in Grand Junction

About 700 athletes from throughout Colorado confirmed off their athletic abilities, together with aquatics, powerlifting, soccer, observe, and area.

Particular Olympics Colorado Regional Supervisor Michelle Pewters mentioned the video games’ mission is to supply year-round sports activities coaching and athletic competitors for youngsters and adults with mental disabilities.

“Nonetheless, we’re an inclusive group, so if you happen to don’t have an mental incapacity, in case you have a bodily incapacity or don’t have a incapacity in any respect,” Pewters. “We welcome them in.”

To qualify for the state video games, the athletes need to undergo a regional course of.

Joe Day, a swimmer, said he takes his love for the game very significantly, “I follow like perhaps three or 5 days every week.”

Ultimately, all of the exhausting work pays off.

“So after they’re both working that observe, or they’re swimming of their lane,” added Pewters. “Or when they’re in that area for soccer or after they’re lifting these weights with powerlifting, that’s the second they’ve been ready for.”

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