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Everyone Wins at Challenge Day

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Kennewick, WA- Everyone is a winner at Challenge Day.

This is the second year the Kennewick School's Special Services Department held a Special Olympics for severely disabled children.

These are children  who don't have the physical or mental skills to take part in the traditional Special Olympics.

The games get the kids involved in sports and physical activity.

Physical therapist Bev Mey says the emphasis isn't on competition.  It's all about self esteem.

"They're happy. They don't very often get honored, singled out. So I think they feel really special after taking part in this event."

 Dozens of volunteers helped out to make the games a success, including KNDU Sports Anchor Scott Reister, who introduced the athletes to the crowd, and presented the awards.