Special Olympics gears up for Statesboro weekend

By Dal Cannady - bio | email

STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) - Many gathered on the courthouse square to debut a new cauldron for the Georgia Special Olympics. The state's fall games are this weekend in Statesboro. The games will bring 2,400 athletes and coaches, as well as relatives and supporters. Organizers of the state games said Statesboro has been a great site for the fall games over the past three years.

"Celebrating our 40th anniversary this weekend in Statesboro is important because they've given a lot to the Special Olympics program by offering their facilities for our athletes to compete in these fall games," stated Robert Yost, vice president of Special Olympics of Georgia.
Georgia Southern art student Duke Oursler designed the cauldron. The stainless steel structure will now travel with Special Olympics to their five annual state-wide meets. The fall games start Friday and last through Sunday.
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