Day Two of the Special Olympics

By Melissa Crash

Published 06/07 2014 04:49PM

Updated 06/08 2014 12:33AM

Athletes and fans packed the Indiana State and Rose-Hulman venues for the second day of the 45th annual Special Olympics Saturday afternoon.

With a full day of track and field, volleyball, and 6 other sports, athletes were ready to compete.

The Special Olympics promotes friendships, and healthy living.

With over 1,500 volunteers, and more than 2,500 athletes, many medals were awarded to participants.

Officials say that the spirit of the Special Olympics was alive.

Duchess Adjei the Public Relations Manager of Special Olympics Indiana said, "I feel like when we were coming into the city there were lots of good luck Special Olympic athletes, and so all of that stuff is really cool and you can tell this has been going on for 45 years, and so you can tell the impact really with everyone."

The Special Olympics vision is an experience that is energizing, healthy, and joyful.

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