Hundreds compete in Special Olympics event

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Hundreds of athletes participated in a Special Olympics qualifying event Saturday.

5-7 SPECIAL OLYMPICSHomestead High School hosted the event, which included 222 athletes with intellectual disabilities competing in track and field events.

Athletes from around six counties used this event to qualify for the statewide Special Olympics gathering in Terre Haute in June. That event will draw more than 3,000 athletes from around the state.

Special Olympics Indiana provides year round training for people ages 8 and up with intellectual disabilities. Everything is provided free.

Volunteers from six different high schools helped make the event happen.

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