Special Olympics of North Dakota To Be Held January in Valley City


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FORKS, N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – Special Olympics North Dakota is proud to announce that for the 2nd consecutive year Valley City and the surrounding area will play host to the State Winter Games.

The event will be held January 18 & 19, 2013, and will feature more than 150 participants from communities across North Dakota competing in the sports of Unified Team Handball, Cross Country Skiing, Alpine Skiing, and Snow Shoe racing.

Special Olympics of North Dakota is seeking volunteers that would be interested in the planning and organization of this great event. If you or someone you know may be interested in volunteering for the State Winter Games, please call (701)746-0331.

Special Olympics was founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the Special Olympics movement has grown from a few hundred athletes to nearly four million athletes in over 170 countries. With the support of more than one million coaches and volunteers, Special Olympics is able to deliver 32 Olympic-type sports and more than 53,000 competitions throughout the year.

Special Olympics North Dakota offers 15 Olympic-type sports for more than 1,400 athletes, 3,500 volunteers, and 330 coaches participating in the year-round program. Visit Special Olympics North Dakota at www.specialolympicsnorthdakota.org. Engage with us on:Twitter @SONorthDakota; facebook.com/specialolympicsND

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