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Kids America hosts 19th annual Special Olympics

| March 19, 2013
Athletes line up for the parade of athletes during the 19th annual Special Olympics Track and Field Day, which was at Kids America on March 19. Participants competed in the basketball hoop shoot, cornhole, football toss, and track events. Local students will be participating in the same events this Thursday at Kids America.

Athletes line up for the parade of athletes during the 19th annual Special Olympics Track and Field Day, which was at Kids America on March 19. Participants competed in the basketball hoop shoot, cornhole, football toss, and track events. Local students will be participating in the same events this Thursday at Kids America.

COSHOCTON – Athletes from all over the county came to Kids America today, March 19 to participate in the 19th annual Kiwanis Special Olympics Track and Field Day. At around 10:30 a.m., the festivities kicked off with the parade of athletes around the track, followed by the national anthem.

“A huge thank you to Kiwanis,” said Angela Richcreek, Coshocton County Board of DD. “It means a lot to us that they have sponsored this every year, and people look forward to this each year.”

Today, adults from all over the county came to compete in the basketball hoop shoot, cornhole, football toss, and track events. On Thursday, March 21, kids from area schools, third grade and above, will be competing in the same events. At the end of the day, participants all came together, showing off their first, second, and third place ribbons, to compete in one final event, ‘Minute to Win It’.

“It’s a time when we come together as an entire county and every age can participate,” said Richcreek.

Volunteers from all over the county came to help during the day’s events including Kiwanis members and students from classes at the Coshocton County Career Center. During Thursday’s events, members of the Key Club will be volunteering.

“It gives us a chance to be successful and succeed and win,” said Richcreek. “It gives us a chance to get cheered for. We don’t often get cheered for and get applause, so this is our time to be the star.”

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I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

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