Saturday, 09 June 2018 21:24

Maine's Special Olympics Featured

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Maine's Special Olympics

ORONO - The Special Olympics were in full swing with Saturday being one of their busiest days.

Hundreds of people gathered at the University of Maine to watch and participate in Maine's Special Olympics


This four-day event allows those with intellectual disabilities to compete in an event that suits them.


 Special olympics participant Jacob Rineheart said, "I just got finished with my 50-meter run. I've already done the softball throw. My last event that i have is the 100-meter run."


Saturday's events ranged from softball throws to assisted walks, all of which had drawn a crowd.


The special olympics have one day left, with more events to come.

Shonna Narine

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Shonna Narine joined the ABC7 and FOX22 team in August 2017. Originally from Long Island (although she hides her accent for TV) she's excited to see what Maine has to offer.

She graduated from Five Towns College in Dix Hills Long Island where she anchored for their TV Club, and had her own radio show called "All Access Entertainment."

She won an outstanding achievement award and graduated on the dean's list.

Prior to graduation Shonna interned at News12 Long Island.

Shonna comes from a big family. With three older sisters, her parents, and six nieces and nephews there's never a dull moment when she's around them. When she's not working she enjoys working out, dancing, spending time with her fiance, and planning her wedding! Shonna would love to hear if you have any story ideas. You can email her at [email protected].