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Danville Express

Newsfront - August 28, 2009

Special Olympics invite everyone to watch regional play

Some 500 Special Olympics Northern California softball players will compete in a two-day regional competition this weekend at Heather Farm Park in Walnut Creek. The athletes consist of 35 teams and 60 individual skills participants from Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Sonoma, Santa Clara, Marin, Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties.

The opening is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday on Field 4 with the individual skills contests taking place from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Games will take place 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday; and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.

Special Olympics Northern California is a free year-round sports training and competition program for children and adults with developmental disabilities. More than 13,000 athletes compete in over 170 competitions throughout the region in 15 sports. Programs are free to all eligible athletes.

Financial support comes almost exclusively from individuals, organizations, corporations, and foundations. There continues to be a great need for volunteers and financial support to maintain services to this growing population. Visit www.SONC.org.

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