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Special athletes hone football skills at camp on Viking turf

A host of SpecialOlympic athletesfrom the Gem Stateconverged on ValeHigh School lastSaturday to takepart in a campspearheaded by Vikingsenior DillonKaschmitter. Valegrad Gabe Morenocoordinates theOlympic program.(The Enterprise/John L.Braese)

By John L. Braese
Malheur Enterprise

VALE – Athletes were out on the Vale High School football field early last Saturday, practicing flag pulling, handoffs and plays.

The athletes weren’t the Viking team, but members of Special Olympics Idaho participating in a camp in Vale. They were preparing for a halftime scrimmage during Monday’s Vale junior varsity game.

Special Olympics coordinator Gabe Moreno, a graduate of Vale High School, was busy lining up his athletes and handing out T-shirts.

“I grew up just down the road from here before moving . . .