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ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – Today the Fort Worth Area Special Olympics Spring Games kicked off at the University of Texas at Arlington.

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More than 1,200 children and adults with disabilities are expected to compete in the track and field and soccer athletic competitions.

The two-day event kicked off with a range of competitions, which will be followed by an evening Opening Ceremonies event.

All of the tack and field competitions are being held at UTA’s Maverick Stadium. The soccer events are at street at the UTA Intramural Fields.

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Some of the other sporting competitions include; Aquatics, Basketball, Bowling, Cycling, Equestrian, Figure Skating, Gymnastics, Powerlifting, Speed Skating, Tennis, and Volleyball.

Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) is a non-profit organization focused on changing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities through the power of sport. SOTX provides opportunities for more than 44,000 Texas children and adults.

There are two days of full competitions planned, with the Fort Worth Area Spring Games wrapping up Saturday at 5 p.m.

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