Photo gallery: Let the games begin: Special Olympics Utah underway in Herriman

Published: Thursday, June 13 2013 5:18 p.m. MDT

Rachelle Perkins gets ready to start the 25-meter dash at the Special Olympics Utah 2013 Harmons Summer Games at Herriman High School in Herriman on Thursday, June 13, 2013.

Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

HERRIMAN — The thrill of competition has taken hold of Special Olympians this week.

Special Olympics Utah is holding the 2013 Harmons Summer Games, which began Thursday and run through Saturday at Herriman High School.

In a continued partnership with the Jordan School District, Herriman High School and Harmons Grocer, Special Olympics Utah offers athletes from all over Utah the opportunity to enjoy this three-day event where they will compete in athletics, cycling, team sports, and many other activities.

It is the mission of Special Olympics Utah to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

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