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Team Florida goes for gold

July 19, 2010

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The members of Team Florida proved they are the athletes to watch during the 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games when they played Team Delaware on Monday. The fast-paced game in the first round of competition revealed Team Florida’s impressive athletic ability and team unity, as the Floridians soundly defeated their opponents.

This team of athletes has been preparing for the USA National Games for five months, creating a strong bond among the members.

Ages vary widely on the team. Jeremiah Bennett, 32, lines up alongside Andre Larry, 18, for instance.

Coach Laurie Chmielewski hopes to lead the team to a gold medal. But the players intend to enjoy the experience no matter what the outcomes is. “We have fun all day,” says Larry.

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