CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Athletes from 14 counties came to Cape Girardeau today, to run, jump and throw their way to gold medals.
The Special Olympics track and field meet took place at the Southeast Missouri State Student Recreation Center.
More than 300 athletes and their fans took part in the event.
According to organizers, the event is important because it gives everyone an opportunity to compete.
And, it's a community effort to make these games possible.
Gold, silver and bronze medal winners at today's events will be invited to a state competition that will take place in Columbia, Missouri later this year.
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