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12/28/2012 6:37:00 AM
Princeton to host Special Olympics regional winter games

NT Staff

PRINCETON — The annual Starved Rock Area Special Olympics winter games will kick off with an opening ceremony at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5 at Bureau County Fairgrounds.

The games will follow around 10:10 a.m. The event is free and open to the public. Area director Cheryl DePaepe said more than 90 athletes are pre-registered for the event, ranging from age 6 and above. Athletes will compete in different distances of cross country skiing and snowshoe. Cross country skiing may be canceled if there is not enough snow to compete.

DePaepe said the games are a district competition where 13 agencies from all areas in the northern part of the state including Rockford, Springfield, Galena, Dixon, Princeton and many more with gather to compete.

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