Special Olympics athletes competing this weekend in Wenatchee

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WENATCHEE – More than 1,500 Special Olympics athletes competing this weekend in Alpine, Basketball, Cheerleading, Figure Skating, Nordic, Snowboarding and Speed Skating.

Athletes will represent Washington hometowns ranging from Walla Walla to Wenatchee at the 2018 Special Olympics Winter Games. Local organizer, Carol Andre says the event will bring scores of Special Olympics volunteers to the valley.

Opening Ceremonies will be held at the Town Toyota Center in Wenatchee beginning at 7 p.m. Friday and will feature Mayor Frank Kuntz from the City of Wenatchee and Mayor Steve Lacy from East Wenatchee, and Law Enforcement Torch Run.

The general public is encouraged to attend the Opening Ceremonies and cheer on at the various venues as “Fans in the Stands” throughout the weekend.