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Athletes continue to arrive in Lincoln

July 17, 2010


Eric Marlink arrives in Lincoln, Neb. at Duncan Aviation as a part of the Cessna Airlift. He is from Jenison, Mich. and will compete in football and soccer this week.

Photo by Amanda Schutz, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Lincoln, Neb. – The athletes competing in the 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games arrive at Duncan Aviation. The Cessna Airlift takes place during a twelve hour time period. Citation planes donated by owners for the event land or take-off every 60 to 90 seconds.

Upon arrival, athletes are greeted by cheering volunteers and fans and welcomed to the state of Nebraska. Volunteers escort athletes into the Danley Building at Duncan Aviation.

Inside the Danley Building, athletes check-in and take in their surroundings. There is music and dancers and clowns perform for athletes. Homer, the mascot for the Lincoln Saltdogs baseball team, took photos with competitors as well. Athletes enjoy food and beverages supplied by sponsors before shuttles transport them to their living quarters on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus.


A team from Minnesota happily arrives in Lincoln, Neb.

Photo by Amanda Schutz, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


Michael Ream is all smiles as he is greeted by volunteers. Michael is from Transvillia, N.C.

Photo by Amanda Schutz, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


Members of the Alabama team are greeted by fans.

Photo by Amanda Schutz, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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  1. Great photos and wonderful work!

    Comment by sriyani tidball — July 18, 2010 @ 4:06 am

  2. Love your photos and articles! Great job Amanda! What a rewarding experience!!!

    Comment by Deb Hostick — July 19, 2010 @ 10:33 pm

  3. Amanda – your pictures are great, have browsed your blog but have not had time to read it entirely. Hope you are having a good time. I know that you are having an experience of a life time.

    Comment by Aunt Lisa — July 21, 2010 @ 2:27 am

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