Special Olympics Summer Games return to EKU

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A special event returned to EKU this weekend – the Special Olympics Kentucky State Summer Games.

The event was canceled last year because of the pandemic, but on Saturday athletes competed in five different sports, including track and field.

Organizers say it was the perfect opportunity to show everything they overcome every day.

“Life is a little bit more challenging, but you know we focus on our athletes’ abilities,” said Trish Mazzoni, CEO of Special Olympics Kentucky. “We very seldom use the word disability or inabilities. Our athletes are tremendously talented.”

Six hundred athletes competed in this year’s summer games.

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