“Miss Beth” participates in Special Olympics for 33 years

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) – Athletes from across West Alabama have been training all year for today, the track and field portion of the Special Olympics.

Law enforcement ran with the Special Olympics torch to kick off the event at Northside High School.

Thursday was a particularly special day for one athlete and her family.

“But if I cannot win… but if I cannot win… let me be brave in the attempt,” the Special Olympics athlete oath, is well embodied by “Miss Beth.”

“This is Beth’s 33rd year to participate in the Special Olympics, and for 33 years she’s thrown the softball, so she’s excited to be here,” said Debbie Anderson, Miss Beth’s mother.

Lots of people are excited to see Beth and the other athletes compete. Beth has participated in so many Special Olympics, she has a quilt made of her old participant t-shirts.

“So this year…

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