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C-P sending 3 Special Olympians to State Summer Games

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Como-Pickton Consolidated Independent School District will be sending three athletes to the State Summer Games May 22 at the University of Texas-Arlington.


“We are very proud of our athletes,” noted Gina McCord for CPCISD Special Olympics.

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.

Preschool to grade five fun run participants will pay $5 in advance and $10 the day of the race. The fun run will consist of silly string, water guns, powder paint and confetti.

To register, go online to www.cpcisd.net and download a registration form. Then, simply fill it out and email it to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Payment and forms may be mailed to CPCISD, Attn.: Gina McCord, P.O. Box 18, Como, Texas 75431 or dropped off  at any CPCISD office. Checks should be made payable to Como-Pickton Special Olympics. No refunds.

For more information, contact the school at 903-488-3671.

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