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Youth Day, a Blast for Special Olympics South Africa athletes in Free State Province

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Thanks to Provincial coordinator Tintswalo Matobela and team for making the event a success and the biggest highlight is that this tournament has been running for 3 years now and is growing year by year. The team has also committed to host the event every year on the same date. A big thank you to the school principals and managers for allowing the participants to be part of the event and the coaches who made sure that the athletes were there on the day since it was a holiday.

The main day for celebrating youth jubilations in South Africa was 16 June this year. The province of Free State hosted a Unified Sports tournament in Bloemfontein to honor youth and host the flag of Unified Sports high.

In Unified Sports, teams are made up of people with and without intellectual disabilities.

The event had both female and male teams. The tournament had 84 participants from all districts in the Free State province, including QwaQwa, Welkom, Bloemfontein and Fezile Dadi.

The participants really enjoyed the games and the award ceremony after the events.

Provincial athlete leader Joyce Rambusa, as always, braced the event where she motivated other athletes during the opening ceremony. She is indeed an athlete leader. She is adored by fellow athletes by always availing herself at events. She is employed and works 6 days a week.

Unified Sports is appreciated by our athletes; they are able to showcase their abilities and have an opportunity to associate themselves with mainstream athletes.

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