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Special Olympics

April 14th, 2009 by Mike Vasilinda

Hundreds of law enforcement officers roared into the Capitol Courtyard Tuesday carrying the torch for the Special Olympics.

More than 21 hundred people are expected to participate in the Summer Games, which begin May 15th at Walt Disney World. Supported by law enforcement, Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Walt McNeil told the officers they have a lot in common with those who will participate.

From a law enforcement family, we embrace them because we understand full well how much courage it takes when you are challenged,” McNeil said. “This year we are challenged in our state with economic circumstances beyond any of our control. But I think we can take a great lesson from these special Olympians, despite the odds, despite the circumstances, they endeavor to carry on.

For more information on the Special Olympics go to: http://www.specialolympicsflorida.org.

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