Special Olympics Indiana wraps up

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Special Olympics Indiana wrapped up its activities Sunday after nearly 10,000 athletes joined in on the fun.

June 7-9 was the Summer Special Olympics in Terre Haute.

Athletes flooded the campus of Indiana State for the 41st year of the games.

Organizers say the very first games were held at the very same spot.

"That's always a positive thing, and Special Olympics Indiana is always excited to be a part of it, and this is where it all started at Indiana State University and Terre Haute," said Duchess Adjei, Manager of Marketing and Public Relations for Special Olympics Indiana. "So this is home."

The Terre Haute Visitors Bureau says the games bring about $1 million to the local economy.

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