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May 6, 2009 > Special Olympics hopefuls compete for summer games

Special Olympics hopefuls compete for summer games

Submitted By Kirsten Cherry

Almost 500 Special Olympics athletes from an eight-county area will compete in regional qualifying events in tennis, track & field and swimming Saturday, May 9. Gold medalists are eligible to qualify for Summer Games at UC Davis, June 26-28.

Athletes from eight counties will compete (San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Monterey, Alameda, Contra Costa and Fresno). Medals will be presented by San Jose Police Department, Knights of Columbus and event volunteers. Sunrise Rotary of San Jose will be providing the meals for athletes, coaches and volunteers. More than 200 volunteers from 14 organizations are supporting the event.

Special Olympics Northern California is a free year-round sports training and competition program for children and adults with developmental disabilities. More than 13,000 athletes compete in over 170 competitions throughout the region in 15 sports. Programs are free to all eligible athletes. Find out how you can be a fan and visit

Special Olympics competition
Saturday, May 9
Gunderson High School, San Jose
(622 Gaundabert Lane)

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