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KC Special Olympics is April 20 at CMA

Posted: April 9, 2018 4:01 p.m.
Updated: April 10, 2018 1:00 a.m.

The Kershaw County Special Olympics will be held April 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Camden Military Academy.

This year’s event will honor Dr. Frank Morgan, for his years of dedication to the children and youth of Kershaw County.

The public is invited to join families, friends, and numerous volunteers as they cheer on more than 350 Kershaw County student athletes and those from the Kershaw County Board of Disabilities and Special Needs. Games will include unassisted and assisted metered walks and runs, softball, tennis ball and bowling ball throws, wheelchair and walker races, standing long jumps and soccer kicks.

The event is sure to appeal to all and will include horse/buggy/tractor rides, face painting and free snow cones. The Torch Run will start from the Camden IGA at 8:45 a.m. and anyone interested making the run, please contact Sharon Cole at

The opening ceremony will start at 9 a.m and the awards ceremony will be at 12:15 p.m.

Rain date is April 27 at Camden Military Academy.

Each year the Special Olympic Committee hosts two competitions for KCSD students to design artwork for the annual T-shirt and for the poster. This year’s winners are:  Katie Flowers, a 12th grader at Lugoff-Elgin High School, who had the winning design for the poster, and Carlie Andrews, a 5th grader at Blaney Elementary, whose school had the winning design for the T-shirt.

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