Hundreds gather for Special Olympics soccer

FRESNO, Calif.

The annual event took place Friday morning on the campus of Clovis North High School. Athletes came from all over the Fresno and Clovis area, and from several community based teams.

Most of the games on Friday included five-person teams -- but it wasn't just about the game.

"The nice part about Special Olympics is that not only is it a competition but it's also a great place to socialize, meet new people, be exposed to new friends, families get a chance to meet other families and it's just a great family environment," said Oscar Hinojosa with the Special Olympics Northern California.

The Special Olympics was founded more than 40-years ago and is the world's largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

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