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Rain Can’t Stop Ross Special Olympics Invitational

Deion Ford races to the finish line during the 4x100m relay.

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(Chillicothe) – The weather did not stop area Special Olympics athletes from competing in the first annual Ross County Special Olympics Invitational. The competition was held at The Pioneer School on Saturday, May 20th, 2023, with thirty-two athletes in attendance.

Sara Hicks finishes 50m wheelchair race and gets congratulated by teammate, Tim Malone.

Local Coordinator, Courtney Davis, and Athletics Coach, Lori Graves, thanked Pickaway County Special Olympics, program sponsors, and community volunteers for their participation. “Without them this event would not have been possible.”

Ross County Special Olympics program will be heading to the State Summer Games June 23—25th. The athletes will be competing in Athletics (Track and Field), Bowling, and Powerlifting. The athletes, their families, and coaches will stay in Columbus for the weekend with most of the competitions being held at Ohio State University’s Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.

Casey DeWitt takes first place in Softball Throw

If you would like to support our athletes, donations can be made to Ross County Special Olympics at 167 W. Main Street, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601.

TJ May races to the finish line during the 200m dash to take first place
Chris McLaughlin competes in his first relay competition and his team takes first place.

Pictures captured by JR2 Photograph

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