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Special Olympics cancelled Tuesday
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A day after the Newton County Special Olympics opened with a parade on the Covington Square and opening ceremony at Sharp Stadium, Tuesday's and Wednesday's events have been postponed.

The Special Olympics would reconvene on Wednesday, May 4, for elementary school athletes at 10 a.m. Masters track and field games for middle and high school students would be held on Thursday, May 5, at 10 a.m. The events will be held at Sharp Stadium in Covington.

Closing ceremonies are scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 6, at Sharp Stadium.

More than 500 athletes have gathered for the Special Olympics games and represent schools throughout the county. The Newton County Special Olympics program accommodates competitors at all ability levels by assigning them to competition divisions, based on both age and actual performance. Middle and high school students as well as adults from the county will serve as buddies for the athletes.

Throughout the year, training and competitions are held in 18 different sports and activities, with the biggest event, the Spring Games, offering the community a first-hand opportunity to see the special gifts and talents these athletes possess. 

For more information about the Newton County Spring Games of the Special Olympics contact LaTrelle Cawthon at 770-788-5387.