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Special Olympics North Dakota Summer Games slated for May 14 in Fargo

Athletes come from communities across the state, including Bismarck, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Mandan, Minot and Valley City.

Members of Team Bismarck walk along Broadway in downtown Fargo Thursday, June 7, 2018, for the opening ceremonies of the North Dakota Special Olympics Summer Games.
Members of Team Bismarck walk along Broadway in downtown Fargo Thursday, June 7, 2018, for the opening ceremonies of the North Dakota Special Olympics Summer Games.
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FARGO — The city of Fargo is set to host the Special Olympics North Dakota Summer Games for the 23rd straight year.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, May 14, at Fargo Davies High School. It will offer competition for 280 athletes with intellectual disabilities from across the state. All competition events are free and open to the public.

Participants will compete in state contests for athletics — powerlifting, swimming and volleyball. Additional events for participants include an opening ceremony and parade of athletes, award ceremonies and Olympic Town activities. Due to USA Games in Orlando, Fla., the outdoor sports will take place on June 25.

Athletes come from communities across the state, including Bismarck, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Mandan, Minot and Valley City.

The schedule for the Summer Games is as follows:

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  • 7:30 a.m.: Volunteer registration
  • 9 a.m.: Opening ceremonies — Davies Large Gym I
  • 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.: Souvenir sales — Commons Area
  • 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.: Olympic Village — Commons Area
  • 10 a.m.: Unified volleyball competition — Davies Gym 1 and 2
  • 10-10:15 a.m.: Powerlifting official weigh-ins — weight room
  • 10:15-10:30 a.m.: Powerlifting warmups — weight room
  • 10:30 a.m.: Powerlifting competition — Weight room
  • Noon-1:30 p.m.: Lunch distribution — Davies Commons Area
  • 1 p.m.: Swimming competition — Davies pool
  • 4-5 p.m. Completion of all competitions

For more information, visit SpecialOlympicsND.org .

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