Special Olympics Awareness Games Held Oct. 7

Special Olympics Awareness Games Held Oct. 7

Category : CCSD

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The event was organized by Amy Aenchbacher, Dave Martinez and Jennifer Merges, CCSD’s adaptive PE teachers; adaptive music teacher Paula Dixon; and River Ridge HS Counselor Jeff Bennett.

The parade of athletes can be viewed in the gallery below: