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Tommy Oliver Stadium Holds 2013 Bay County Special Olympics

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The Bay County Special Olympics were held Friday at Tommy Oliver Stadium. The Patriots from Lucille Moore and other area schools brought their "A" game for their Olympic debut.

"So do you like being out here? Is it fun?

"Yea," said Cavitt Breeze.

Although he was born blind that didn't stop him from competing in his event.

"What event did you just do?"

"I just did the walked," said Breeze.

"Was it fun?"

"Yea," said Breeze.

Christal Ward could hardly sleep last night.

"I could sleep a little," said Ward. "We came here on the bus with all my friends and my volleyball team."

The Unified volleyball team from Arnold High is made up of special Olympians and students athletes from the school.

"Our whole team is going to be here, because we work with them three or four days a week in class just playing with them during gym and stuff," said Molly Donovan, who is one of those student athletes.

For her the game that she loves so much has changed in front of her eyes.

"It's really awesome," said Donovan. "They really do have a really big impact. I play this sport myself, but it just takes it to a different level playing it with these people who find so much joy in it all the time.

"It's just two completely different sides of volleyball and it's awesome."

And with every bump and every serve, is a victory.

"It's so different and it makes me feel thankful to be able to be a part of it," said Donovan. "Because these kids are so awesome and inspiring and I'm thankful to be able to do this."

"So, at the end of the day what are you going to think about?"

"How much fun I had with all my friends," said Ward. "Then go home and go to sleep."

"What did everybody say to you when you were finished?"

"Yay," said Breeze.

Kids got to participate in everything from running to the softball throw and of course volleyball. Many of these athletes will move on to regional's to compete in their events.