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I’m not a label; I’m an individual

Special Olympian Becky Emery says competition keeps her busy. But Special Olympics is more to her than the athletic contests.

“Being able to compete makes me feel more positive, and it improves my self-confidence and self-esteem,” she said. “That is why I do it.”

Emery was part of a diverse group of athletes from Lancaster County who gathered at the second Special Olympics Soccer Tournament, a daylong benefit held at Lanco Fieldhouse in East Petersburg.

Saturday’s tournament was organized by volunteer Sue Patterson.

“I became aware that the organization did not have enough money to send the special Olympians to the games, so I decided to do something about it,” she said.

Read more here: ‘I’m not a label; I’m an individual’ – News.

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