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After 45 years Special Olympics Chicago continues to grow

by Susan El Khoury
May 7, 2013


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Athletes process onto Soldier Field at the opening ceremonies of the Chicago Special Olympics.

The Special Olympics Chicago began Tuesday with opening ceremonies at Soldier Field. This year 3,300 athletes are expected to compete in 22 sports in the spring games. The program provides athletic training for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.