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Recreation and Parks - April 21, 2017

More than 900 athletes ages 3 and up from throughout Forsyth County will gather at the Walkertown High School football stadium April 25 -27 for the 2017 Special Olympics Forsyth County Spring Games.

Opening ceremonies for the games will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 25. The public is invited to come and cheer on the athletes from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day as they compete in such track and field events as relay races, softball throw, and 50- and 100-meter dash, walk and wheelchair races.

Concurrent with the Spring Games, a HealthFest will be held all three days for current and potential Special Olympics athletes ages 2 and up, offering free screenings for height, weight, blood pressure and body mass index.

More than 600 volunteers are signed up to help run the games, including staff, faculty and students at Walkertown High School, which is hosting the games for the first time. The school is at 5240 Sullivantown Road in Walkertown.

For more information about Special Olympics Forsyth County and the Spring Games, call CityLink at 336-727-8000 or 311.

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