32nd Annual Georgia Area 9 Special Olympics At Fort Gordon

On Wednesday Fort Gordon will host the yearly Georgia Area 9 Special Olympics.

FORT GORDON, GEORGIA – Fort Gordon’s annual Special Olympic games for people of all ages wrapped up just a few hours ago.

Fort Gordon's annual Special Olympic games for people of all ages wrapped up just a few hours ago.
Fort Gordon’s annual Special Olympic games.

More than 900 participants from across the C.S.R.A competed in the 32 annual event.

Our very own Mary Morrison and Chris Kane were the Masters of Ceremonies, announcing the start of the annual Olympic games. Some of the athletes we spoke with say they love competing, hearing their fan cheer them on, and winning!

On Wednesday the Olympians go tot show-off all their training and hard work.

“How excited are you for today?” asked WJBF News Channel 6’s Stefany Bornman.

“Oh man I’m excited to see my fans out here! I’m ready to run and get first place. I became a brave warrior,” answered one of the students from Washington County High School.

The Georgia Area 9 Special Olympics is held every year at Fort Gordon. Once a date for that event next year has been set we will let you know.

 


FORT GORDON, GEORGIA – On Wednesday Fort Gordon will host the yearly Georgia Area 9 Special Olympics.

On Wednesday Fort Gordon will host the yearly Georgia Area 9 Special Olympics.
On Wednesday Fort Gordon will host the yearly Georgia Area 9 Special Olympics.

More than 900 athletes are expected to attend the yearly games. Starting at 10 a.m. Wednesday morning the torch will be lit, signaling the beginning of the 32nd annual Special Olympics.

The U.S. Army Corps Band will play the opening theme song for the Special Olympic athletes from more than 12 counties in both Georgia and South Carolina. The Olympians are as young as 5-years-old.

They will compete in many events including the 50, 100, and 200 meter dash, softball throw, and standing long jump.

The event is free and open to the public. Our very own Good Morning Augusta Crew, Mary Morrison and Chris Kane,  will be this year’s Masters of Ceremonies.

Join us at noon on WJBF News Channel 6 for a recap of today’s games.

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