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Annual game helps Special Olympians

April 28, 2012
The Herald-Star

We are used to seeing our local police officers and firefighters working together to protect the people in their communities.

Tonight, however, will see several local emergency responders facing off to see who is better on the gridiron. All of it will be done for a good cause, though, as all proceeds raised will benefit the Brooke County Special Olympics.

For four years now, our area's bravest and finest have been going toe to toe in what has been dubbed the Brooke County Special Olympics Bowl, all in an effort to help send local Special Olympians to regional, state and international competitions.

Last year's event raised $5,000 and we know this year's game can do just as well.

We thank our local firefighters and police officers who are willing to play in this game each year, showing a willingness to give back when they already do so much for the rest of us.

We encourage our residents to show up at 7 p.m. today and fill the stands at Brooke Memorial Stadium. Cheer on your favorite team by wearing either blue or red. Show your support for those on the field, and especially for our area Special Olympics athletes who are constantly doing everything they can to bring pride for themselves and their home towns.

Come out, have some fun, show your community spirit and lend a hand to this great group of people.

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