Athletes Compete Right On Track

More than 150 Special Olympics athletes from Morris, Sussex and Warren counties took part in the Area 3 Special Olympics Track & Field Meet, held recently at Hackettstown High School.

Athletes competed in running, walking, wheelchair races, and assisted walking races. Among the volunteer groups pitching in at the event were Dover Area 3 Special Olympics Volunteers, students from the Hackettstown High School Key Club and students from West Morris Central High School.

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

For further information about Area 3 Special Olympics, contact sonjarea3@live.com or 973-537-2901.

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