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Special Olympic Winter Games Set For Next Week

Grimes, Iowa – The 33rd Annnual Special Olympic Iowa winter games are a week away.

280 athletes and eight unified partners from 49 delegations across the state are set to compete in the events in Dubuque next Monday and Tuesday.

“We are excited to have athletes from all across the state representing all different ages and athletic abilities,” said SOIA Director of Sports & Advanced Competitions, Rhonda Schwarzkopf. “There will be athletes who are competing for the first time and others who have been competing for years.  We will even have an athlete who has competed at a World Winter Games competing.”

Athletes will participate in alpine skiing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, speed skating and figure skating.  The Grand Harbor Resort, Sundown Mountain, Camp Albrecht Acres and Mystique Community Ice Center will play host to the various competitions and activities.

The Winter Games kick off with opening ceremonies at 6 at the Grand Harbor Resort.

For more event information visit their website.

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Kellan Heavican

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