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Special Olympics kick off in Normal

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NORMAL, Ill. (WEEK) -- -

The annual Special Olympics Illinois Summer Games start Friday at the Illinois State University and Normal West High School campuses. 

More than 4,000 athletes, 1,600 coaches, 2,000 volunteers and 3,300 family members will turn out for this year's Summer Games, the largest of the 201 Special Olympics games held in Illinois every year. 

Friday will have an event for children with intellectual disabilities and their peers to introduce them to sports before Special Olympics eligibility at age 8. 

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