Special Olympics Athletes Gear Up for Games with Field Day

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BREWER - Dozens of kids had the chance to get outside and enjoy the sunshine today, as area schools got together up for the annual Friends of Field Day...gearing up for the Special Olympics. Our Erin Thomas has more.
 
Kids of all ages laced up their sneakers at the Brewer Community School track, getting ready for the Special Olympics. Now in it's 5th year, the event let's these athletes practice for the big day.
 
Dedham, Orono, Glenburn, and Brewer schools all took part in field day events- softball throw,  long jump, and of course, running.
 
Brewer Community School student council members lended a hand in the events, in what they say is a rewarding experience.
Erin Thomas

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Erin joined the ABC-7 and FOX Bangor news team in February 2012. She was born and raised in Presque Isle, Maine where she attended Presque Isle High School.  While in college Erin interned in the WVII news room before working as a Production Assistant.  In May of 2012, Erin received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Maine, along with a minor in Anthropology.  When she's not out covering local news, Erin enjoys running, skiing, visiting with family and friends, and traveling around this beautiful state.  She is especially interested in outdoor adventure so if you have a story idea, send it her way!

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