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Leif Erikson Park hosts 25th Annual Special Olympic Expo

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The Special Olympic expo featured tennis, baseball, and volleyball. The Special Olympic expo featured tennis, baseball, and volleyball.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -

A beautiful day meant a gorgeous backdrop for some summer fun at Sioux City's Leif Erikson Park.

On Saturday, the police department hosted its annual Special Olympics expo. Athletes with physical and mental disabilities got the chance to compete on the courts.

Some even took a few swings, to see how far they could hit a ball. Many have participated before, but first timers loved the chance to try something new.

"It wasn't so much the competition, it was about the camaraderie of playing and having a good time, you know, just being with other folks and just having a good time," said Kelcey Stubbe of the Sioux City Police Department.

"So much fun I don't know what to do," said Bob Daniels of Sioux City. "I like the volleyball, baseball, I can hit the tennis ball clear out of the field."

"I like baseball because the people haven't been able to get me out yet," said Patricia Urban of Sioux City.

"I was really impressed, they were a lot better than I was," said Katie Fox, a volunteer from Sioux City.

This was the 25th time that Sioux City has hosted the Special Olympics expo.

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