Tucson Special Olympics participants heading to World Games

Tucson Special Olympics participants heading to World Games

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Arizona will be well represented at the World Games next week in Los Angeles, California.

In total, seven athletes from Tucson will be playing on the Special Olympics Arizona Softball team.

The event will feature 6,500 athletes and 2,000 coaches representing 165 countries, along with 30,000 volunteers and an anticipated 500,000 spectators, the 2015 Special Olympics World Games will be the largest sports and humanitarian event this year.

The opening ceremony is set for July 25.

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