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Great Northern Special Olympics Spring Games come to Havre


April 19, 2019

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Mitch Grubb launches a softball in preparation for the long distance throw event at the Great North Spring Games in Havre. The Great Northern Games are coming back to Havre next week with track and field at the Havre Middle School track, with bowling at Harvest Moon Lanes.

Last year, because of the harsh, long winter, the Great Northern Area of the Montana Special Olympics had to cancel the Great Northern Spring Games, but this year the Special Olympics are back with approximately 60 athletes signed up to compete Wednesday.

"A lot of athletes in our area don't have the financial means or the ability or have someone that can take them to the state games in Great Falls," Special Olympics Local Program Coordinator Brandon Berreth said, "so what we are doing is we are basically hosting kind of a miniaturized version of the state games here in town for our local...

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