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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2014  11:48:37 PM

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Heart of Texas Special Olympians hit Hood’s Phantom Warrior Lanes
More than six Special Olympics teams and eight school districts that specialize in special needs children from the Heart of Texas area competed in a bowling competition at the Fort Hood Phantom Warrior Lanes Friday and Saturday. “Texas Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competitions for children and adults with intellectual disabilities,” Tommy Smith, the Heart of Texas area director, said. “Events like bowling give the athletes an opportunity to develop physical fitness, display courage, experience joy, and improve self esteem.” The Heart of Texas area has more than 1,000 special needs individuals who participate in 22 different events. Fall is the season for bowling. Every child and adult Olympian taking part was joined by volunteers and coaches who stoo...
 
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