Special Olympics gets funding from Amherst

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AMHERST – Amherst is providing $500 to Special Olympics Amherst to send a soccer team to the Canada Games in Vancouver next summer.

Twenty of the 24 team members are residents of Amherst.

The team won gold at last summer’s provincial championships.

Funding is being provided through the town’s community support grants policy.

It’s estimated the cost of sending the team to Vancouver will be approximately $1,000 per athlete.

Organizations: Canada Games

Geographic location: Amherst, Vancouver

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