NH athletes convene for 38th Olympic winter games

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WATERVILLE VALLEY, N.H. (AP) - Hundreds of New Hampshire athletes, supporters and volunteers are heading to Waterville Valley for the 38th annual Special Olympics State Winter Games.

Opening ceremonies will be held Sunday night at 7:30 in Town Square. Snowshoeing, cross-country and alpine racing competitions will be held Monday and Tuesday. Awards ceremonies will take place at the conclusion of each event.

A dinner and dance are planned for athletes Monday night.Competitions wrap up Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Last year, more than 350 athletes ranging in age from 8-77 competed at the winter games.

Special Olympics coordinators say they are still seeking volunteers to help staff the events.

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