New Mexico Special Olympics kick off in Albuquerque

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The New Mexico Special Olympics got underway Friday in Albuquerque. 

More than 900 athletes from all over the state are participating in this year’s summer games at UNM and Sandia Prep, competing in events like flag football, volleyball and track and field. 

KRQE News 13 spoke to a mom whose son’s team won first place in the relay race. 

“Just to be included, they’re just another child, no special needs, nothing like that, just to be included,” Amanda Montoya said. 

Opening ceremonies happen Friday night at 7 p.m. at the UNM track complex. 

Events run through Sunday and are free to the public. 

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