Camp Shelby hosts Special Olympics

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Camp Shelby hosts Special Olympics

A Special Olympics participant engages in a game of softball as she pitches the ball.

A Special Olympics participant engages in a game of softball as she pitches the ball.

Photo Courtesy of Hattiesburg American

A Special Olympics participant engages in a game of softball as she pitches the ball.

Photo Courtesy of Hattiesburg American

Photo Courtesy of Hattiesburg American

A Special Olympics participant engages in a game of softball as she pitches the ball.

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A number of Mississippi residents participated in the Special Olympics this at Camp Shelby in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. On October 21, participants with special needs from various counties and cities within the state were able to take part in a variety of sports and activities such as softball, horseshoes, and much more.

An abundance of volunteers came to the event to help organize games and cheer for the athletes. Among those volunteers were Oak Grove High School’s Beta Club members. “We all had a great time helping the participants with the activities,” said Paul Anderson, president of Oak Grove’s Beta Club. “I got to help out with a game of softball. I had a grand time helping others and donating my time to the community,” said Anderson.

Smiles and laughs were shared by all at the games. Participants and volunteers alike greatly enjoyed their time at the games and created memories to last a lifetime.