Cornhole tournament benefits Special Olympics Colorado

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Sunday in Colorado Springs, 50 different teams competed in a cornhole tournament to benefit Special Olympics Colorado. 

At last check, they were pretty close to their fundraising goal of $5,000, which helps fund tournaments and sports equipment for athletes.

The goal of these events is to let all the athletes know they’re more alike than they are different. 

“The biggest thing that we want to take away with Special Olympics is just to normalize disability within the community, and to end discrimination against individuals who have intellectual disabilities,” Michelle Pewters with Special Olympics said. “So with people coming here today and playing with our athletes, playing against our athletes, this is all inclusion. And that’s a huge part of Special Olympics Colorado.” 

“You get to meet different people, and it’s kind of cool to hear their stories,” athlete Tim Sharpe said. 

The first place winner of the tournament got a brand new cornhole set. 

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