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Athletes bowl on 2nd day of Special Olympics spring games

By Will Wadley, KECI Weekend Anchor, wwadley@keci.com
Published On: Apr 24 2014 04:59:51 PM MDT
Updated On: Apr 25 2014 01:51:07 PM MDT
MISSOULA, Mont. -

Athletes were able to avoid the rainy weather in Missoula Thursday inside Westside Lanes on day two of the Five Valleys Special Olympics spring games.

25 teams and more than 320 athletes battled in the game's bowling event.

The spring games come ahead of next summer's statewide summer games, when athletes from across Montana will travel to Missoula to compete in 15 Olympic type sports.

This year the theme in Five Valleys is “We are family.”

"These athletes and the coaches and the volunteers that train with them truly are family,” said Five Valleys Special Olympics Director Mary Kehl. “We care about each other, and we're there when it's hard, and we're there when it's happy.”

The spring games end on Friday with power lifting and swimming.