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Hundreds of athletes are competing in the Special Olympics New Mexico Four Corners Invitational, which returned to Farmington for the 13th year. The Daily Times staff, Hannah Grover/Farmignton Daily Times

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FARMINGTON — The Special Olympics New Mexico Four Corners Invitational returned to Farmington for the 13th year this week.

Farmington has been hosting the two-day event since 2005.

The event attracted hundreds of athletes from across New Mexico to compete in events like golf, softball and aquatics.

Golf began at 8 a.m. today at three courses in San Juan County, and awards were distributed from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at each of the courses.

The golf and softball competitions are unified, meaning people with disabilities play alongside people without disabilities.

In golf, each Special Olympics athlete was paired with a unified partner.

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Softball teams will compete from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Ricketts Park, and the aquatics competition will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Farmington Aquatics Center. Both Ricketts Park and the aquatic center are located on Fairgrounds Road in Farmington.

The closing ceremonies will be from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday followed by a victory dance.

 

 

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