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Splash party for Special Olympics athletes in Schuylkill County

All the money raised Thursday will benefit local athletes who play a variety of different sports.

SAINT CLAIR, Pa. — A show of support for more than 100 Special Olympics athletes from Schuylkill County was held Thursday night.

The local organization hosted a splash party at the Saint Clair Swimming Pool.

Swimming hours were extended, and there was live entertainment.

All of the money raised will benefit local athletes who play a variety of different sports.

"Basketball, flag football I will be. Bowling. I like it a lot," said Joey Ebling, Schuylkill Haven.

"This is walking into a sports arena with the lights on a Friday night to them. So to them, and they make us feel like that as well," said Mark Mamrosh, Schuylkill County Special Olympics Sports Leader.

This was the first in-person fundraiser to benefit the Schuylkill County athletes since the pandemic halted all Special Olympics activities last year.