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Mom Recruiting Fans For Special Olympics Ceremony

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Charlotte, NC - "Kids are hams. All kids, no matter their ability or disability, and so they want people to be cheering them on. They want to see signs that say 'go for it' and 'we're excited for you'."

That's why mother Vanessa Infanzon started her campaign to fill the seats of the Bojangles Coliseum tomorrow morning. She believes all the athletes competing in Special Olympics this week -- including her son Ben -- deserve lots of fanfare.

Infanzon has recruited groups from all across the city -- UNC Charlotte, CMC and Johnston YMCA to name a few -- to come out and cheer on all the Special Olympics athletes.

The event is held every year, and the Spring Games start tomorrow here in Charlotte. Kids with intellectual disabilities will compete against each other in things like swimming and track and field and make a play for the podium.

The opening ceremonies are tomorrow at 10 am at Bojangles Coliseum and the competition will take place on Wednesday and Thursday at Charlotte Country Day School. For more information visit http://sonc.net/
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