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Special Challenge Day in Kennewick

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Kennewick, WA- Everyone left a winner in today's Special Challenge at Southridge High School.

The Kennewick School District's Special Services Department holds Special Challenge Day for kids who can't take part in the traditional Special Olympics because they physically can't perform the required motor skills.

Organizers and parents say they know Challenge Day is a success by looking at the kids' expressions.

"I think It's really nice for the kids and the parents as well," says Wendy Brown. "As a parent myself, we all like to see our children shine."

The twenty official athletes, joined by about 100 other students with autism, practiced their motor skills in bowling, basketball, golf and tennis. Several volunteers helped out, including students from Southridge High School.