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Local resident co-hosts dance to celebrate Special Olympians

Special Olympics Program Coordinator Beth Kay of Los Altos, Cupertino resident Christine Whitehill and members of Santa Clara University’s Community Action Program hosted the inaugural Special Olympics Holiday Dance Dec. 4 at the university’s Locatelli Center.

Approximately 100 people attended the celebratory dance, which recognized Bay Area Special Olympians for their hard work throughout the year.

“Christine and I are thrilled with such a great turnout,” Kay said. “We are hoping to get the community more involved and make this an annual event.”

Scores of SCCAP volunteers, all SCU students, flooded Locatelli Hall the morning of the event to transform it into a Winter Wonderland.

Approximately 100 athletes and parents from as far away as Half Moon Bay gathered for a free evening of dancing, games and festivities to celebrate the athletes’ efforts.

For more information on the Special Olympics Program in Santa Clara County, call Renee Ontiveros at (408) 392-0170, ext. 204.

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