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Special Olympics Arizona held its track and field competitions at local high school

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - Special Olympics Arizona held its track and field competition at Gila Ridge High School on Friday.

Almost 600 elementary and middle students from 18 Yuma County schools came out and competed.

Kids participated in relay races, 50-meter dashes, and many used teamwork to cross the finish line.

Special Olympics is a great way for students with disabilities to get involved in athletics and support a healthy lifestyle.

One teacher explains how it has helped her daughter.

"She's not normally can go onto regular teams because sometimes she just can't focus and stay on a regular team, so this, you know, allows her to be her uniqueness and keep going, and strive for something," said Darla Ajaujo, Otonda Elementary School teacher and mother.

Special Olympics also offers sports events like softball and soccer.

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