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Cherokee Nation donates $25,000 to Special Olympics Oklahoma

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Posted at 2:43 PM, Mar 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-28 15:51:10-04

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — The Cherokee Nation has donated $25,000 to Special Olympics Oklahoma for the Summer Games event this May in Stillwater.

Special Olympics Oklahoma provides year-round sports training and competitions for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

“Special Olympics Oklahoma is changing thousands of lives each year by providing these athletes with a place to showcase their many talents,” Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden said. “If we could all spend time with Special Olympic athletes like our friends on the Tahlequah Outlaws team, we’d come away with a better understanding of being positive and upbeat about life. These athletes are a blessing to us."

The funding was provided through the Cherokee Nation's annual charitable contributions fund.

This year's games will take place May 15-17 at the Oklahoma State University campus.

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