Como-Pickton Consolidated Independent School District will be sending three athletes to the State Summer Games May 22 at the University of Texas-Arlington.
All three placed in two events. Dylan Allen earned first place honors in the 100 meter dash and second place honors in the softball throw at the Area Spring Special Olympics Games.
Callie McCord and Wayne Benson each won first place honors in the 100 meter walk and third in the softball throw at the April 26 meet at Lovejoy Independent School District in Lucas.
To help raise funds for the C-P Special Olympics program, the district will be holding the First Annual Summer Celebration 5K/Fun Run/Walk at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 31, on CPCISD track and field.
This event is open to everyone, and will be logged by age groups: preschool through first grade, second through fifth grade, sixth through eighth grade, ninth through 12th grade, 19-30 years, 31-40, 41-50, 51-50, 61-70 and over 70. All young children from pre-k through fifth grade who participate will earn a medal.
Cost to participate is $25 through May 16 for those who register early, then increases to $35 May 17-31. Participants registering no later than May 16 will also receive a t-shirt. Race day registration will begin at 8 a.m. at CPCISD.
For more information, contact the school at 903-488-3671.
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