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Billings men's Special Olympics basketball team to compete in USA Special Olympics

Billings men's Special Olympics basketball team to compete in USA Special Olympics

Like professionals, the Montana Special Olympics men’s basketball team from Billings will soon be in New Jersey wearing matching outfits, displaying their Montana colors.

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Special Olympics Montana Summer Games management saw little turnover in 3 years

They might include just a few simple ingredients — bread, meat, cheese, pickles, maybe a little mayo or mustard — but there’s an awful lot that goes into the sandwiches served to athletes at the Special Olympics Montana State Summer Games.

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Molly Mattson, right, and Sophia Barthel skip

Molly Mattson, right, and Sophia Barthel skip

Molly Mattson, right, and Sophia Barthel skip to a bocce ball event while watching the Special Olympics Montana State Summer Games events at Rocky Mountain College.

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Coach Kenneth Salois from Great Falls claps his encouragement

Coach Kenneth Salois from Great Falls claps his encouragement

Coach Kenneth Salois, from Great Falls, claps and encourages Special Olympics athletes Jeremy Mannehan, right, and Michael Stark during the bocce ball event at Rocky Mountain College.

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Damon Hunter visits with Miss Montana

Damon Hunter visits with Miss Montana

Special Olympics athlete Damon Hunter visits with Miss Montana Sheridan Pope during bocce ball events at Rocky Mountain College.

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Jason Johnson gives Jamie Darko encouragement

Jason Johnson gives Jamie Darko encouragement

Missoula County sheriff's deputy Jason Johnson encourages Special Olympics athlete Jamie Darko during power lifting events at Montana State University Billings.

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Heather Ring reacts

Heather Ring reacts

Special Olympics athlete Heather Ring reacts after a throw in the bocce ball event at Rocky Mountain College.

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Mike Orozto

Mike Orozto

Special Olympics athlete Mike Orozto prepares to squat lift during powerlifting events at Montana State University Billings.

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Jamie Darko, with his dog Dusty, snaps to attention

Jamie Darko, with his dog Dusty, snaps to attention

Special Olympics athlete Jamie Darko, with his dog Dusty, snaps to attention during the National Anthem before the start of powerlifting events at Montana State University Billings.

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Sylvester Vermillion squat lifts 405 pounds

Sylvester Vermillion squat lifts 405 pounds

Special Olympics athlete Sylvester Vermillion squat lifts 405 pounds during power lifting events at Montana State University Billings.

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Opening ceremonies delight crowd for Special Olympics’ last year in Billings

Opening ceremonies delight crowd for Special Olympics’ last year in Billings

Thousands of people turned out for the 2014 Special Olympics Montana opening ceremonies at the Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark, where the Torch of Hope — a national symbol of the games — was lit in Billings for the last time this decade.

May 14, 2014 10:41 pm Photos

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The Colstrip Drum Line

The Colstrip Drum Line

The Colstrip Drum Line performs at the Special Olympics Montana opening ceremonies in Billings on Wednesday.

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Athletes cheer

Athletes cheer

Athletes cheer at the Special Olympics Montana opening ceremonies in Billings on Wednesday.

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Larry Smith carries a torch

Larry Smith carries a torch

Larry Smith carries a torch at the Special Olympics Montana opening ceremonies in Billings on Wednesday.

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Mikayla Winchell sings the National Anthem

Mikayla Winchell sings the National Anthem

Mikayla Winchell sings the National Anthem at the Special Olympics Montana opening ceremonies in Billings on Wednesday.

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Law enforcement officers pose for a picture

Law enforcement officers pose for a picture

Law enforcement officers pose for a picture after the Torch Run at the Special Olympics Montana opening ceremonies in Billings on Wednesday.

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Rich St. John and Chrissy Siefke light the torch

Rich St. John and Chrissy Siefke light the torch

Billings Police Chief Rich St. John and Chrissy Siefke light the torch at the Special Olympics Montana opening ceremonies in Billings on Wednesday.

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Alyson Ball, John Vandenburgh and Amy Vandenburgh dance

Alyson Ball, John Vandenburgh and Amy Vandenburgh dance

From left, Alyson Ball, John Vandenburgh and Amy Vandenburgh dance during a musical number at the Special Olympics Montana opening ceremonies in Billings on Wednesday.

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Mary Betley and Virginia Jacobs share a laugh

Mary Betley and Virginia Jacobs share a laugh

Mary Betley and Virginia Jacobs share a laugh as the dance during a musical number at the Special Olympics Montana opening ceremonies in Billings on Wednesday.

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Governor Steve Bullock welcomes athletes

Governor Steve Bullock welcomes athletes

Governor Steve Bullock welcomes athletes to the Montana Special Olympics opening ceremonies in Billings Wednesday May 14, 2014.

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