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Special Olympics athletes train at UH facilitiesUPDATED 7:07 PM HST May 04, 2014Video Transcript
Athletes took over the UH pool today as part of their training for the Special Olympics this summer. 12 will be representing our state in the nationals in New Jersey. The Special Olympians have been working volunteer trainers since December. Cindy 12:53 "WE'RE TEACHING THEM TO BE INDEPENDENT, TO GET OUT THERE, TO EXPERIENCE NEW THINGS TO SEE A NEW PLACE THAT THEY'VE NEVER SEEN." 12:59 Four swimmers will compete in individual races, and together in the relay. Other athletes have track and field events-- It will cost about a thousand dollars to send each athlete up there. To donate to Special Olympics Hawaii, head to the As Seen On section of our website, K-I-T-V dot com.