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Funding cuts threaten future of Special Olympics


November 17, 2022


Local Special Olympics participant Braydon Wells poses with other bowling medalists from around the state.

Crook County kids with special needs have for many years had the chance to train and compete in sports ranging from skiing and bowling to basketball and track, winning medals and building life experiences with wide smiles on many a young face.

This year, more than 20 athletes across the three county schools are taking part in the activities offered through Special Olympics.

Unfortunately, without the help of the community, we might be watching the final year of the world-famous program in this county.

The problem is funding, says Scott Gillis, an enthusiastic member of the coaching team who...

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