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Special Olympics athletes receive big welcome home

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WEST COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

It was a big welcome home Saturday as athletes returned from the Special Olympics national games.

Over 171 athletes, coaches, and staff from South Carolina Special Olympics attended the games in New Jersey.

Many of our athletes did very well, bringing home several gold, silver, and bronze medals.

And for those who participated, the experience was worth-while.

"I think people should be more involved in Special Olympics because it's just such a rewarding experience to help those individuals accomplish things that they otherwise wouldn't be able to accomplish," said athlete Cayce Cronk.

Nearly 3,500 athletes competed from around the nation.

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