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Hundreds compete in Special Olympics events

By Kevin Fitzsimmons, Web Producer
Published On: Apr 25 2013 02:07:36 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 24 2013 05:24:41 PM CDT

More than 600 athletes faced off in the Special Olympics on Wednesday.
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MAXATAWNY TWP., Pa. -

More than 600 athletes faced off in the Special Olympics at Kutztown University on Wednesday.

Athletes took part in 10 different events, including bowling, swimming, basketball and track and field.

Some of the athletes will be part of a regional competition next month.

"These children love to compete. In fact, I would say they have a greater desire to compete, and the smiles today justify everything we do," said Greg Milanek.

Volunteers are encouraging others to get involved with Special Olympics of Berks County...