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MPS holding Special Olympics event at Carver H.S.

The Montgomery Public Schools' Special Education Department is hosting its annualSpecial Olympics event at the Carver High School track and field.

The event, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., includes 45 middle and high school student-athletes who are competing for gold, silver and bronze awards in the areas of standing long jump,running long jump, softball throw, wheelchair tennis ball throw, shot put,50-meter run, 100-meter run, 100-meter walk, 400-meter walk, 10-meterwheelchair race and the 4x100 relay.

The eventalso includes an Opening Ceremony, Torch Lighting and the Parade of Athletes,led by the Carver High School Band.

Inflatables and a tour of a firetruck and an ambulance are also be offered for students who will not becompeting.

 

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