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250 athletes compete at the Special Olympics Missouri

Inspiring athletes gather at Westminster Christian Academy this weekend for the 47th annual Special Olympics Missouri.

The event is a qualifying track and swim meet for nearly 250 registered Special Olympics athletes in and around St. Louis preparing for the Summer State Games in Columbia, Missouri.

An opening ceremony is scheduled for 9am at Westminster Christian Academy. Law enforcement officials from across the community will open the games with a torch relay.

The athletes will compete in various running, jumping, throwing and swimming competitions until 2:30 p.m.

Athletes may also receive Healthy Smiles and FunFitness dental wellness screenings between their competitive events as part of the Special Olympics Health Athletes Programs.

Special Olympics Missouri is a year-round, life-changing program for more than 16,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities across the state.

Athletes have access to sports training, athletic competition, health, wellness and life skills.

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Nate Jones

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