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Thousands support Special Olympics event at Milton Frank Stadium

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.- AEgis Technologies celebrated another year of sponsoring the Special Olympics Tuesday afternoon. The event featured more than 600 athletes, an...

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.- AEgis Technologies celebrated another year of sponsoring the Special Olympics Tuesday afternoon.

The event featured more than 600 athletes, and over a thousand volunteers. The meet was held at Milton Frank Stadium at 9:30 am and games concluded at 1 pm.

Athletes ranging from 8 to 65-years-old from Madison City Schools, Madison County Schools, Huntsville City Schools and the Opportunity Center participated in the following events: running and standing long jump, softball throw, 20 meter walk, 100 meter dash, 50 meter dash, 200 meter run, shotput, 50 meter assisted walk and wheelchair-pushed. Each athlete received a ribbon during the awards ceremony.

All qualifying athletes will compete in the state-level Special Olympics in spring 2020.

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