Special Olympics Nebraska Athletes Take Over Lincoln

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LINCOLN, Neb. -- The Special Olympics Nebraska took over Lincoln for the Spring Games this weekend.

Many of the athletes have trained all year to compete.

Over 1,400 Special Olympics Nebraska athletes tested their skills in bowling and basketball. Over 60 teams traveled to Lincoln from as far as Scottsbluff and South Sioux City.

Organizers say the event wouldn't be possible without the help of over 400 volunteers.

The Spring Games kicked off Friday with bowling at Sun Valley and Parkway Lanes. Basketball took place Saturday at Lincoln Northeast High School and Abbott Sports Complex.

The games wrapped up Sunday with the final bowling competitions at both bowling centers.