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URI hosts 47th Annual State Summer Games for Special Olympics of Rhode Island

One thing is for certain, the University of Rhode Island and Special Olympics of Rhode Island couldn’t be a better pair.

For over 45 years, the Special Olympics of Rhode Island has hosted its annual State Summer Games at URI.

More than 1,500 Special Olympic athletes from all over the state are participating in various events at the University this weekend of May 29-31. It is estimated that about 5,000 athletes, spectators, volunteers, family, friends and coordinators will be in attendance.

Spring sports run from the first week of March until the Summer Games end. The sports include: athletics, aquatics, cycling, power lifting, motor activity training program, traditional ten-pin bowling, unified...

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