RUMFORD – The first combined Special Olympic Winter Games for Androscoggin and Franklin counties will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 27 and 28, at Black Mountain of Maine in Rumford.

Approximately 100 athletes from both counties will compete in Nordic, Alpine, sit ski and snowshoe events over the two days. Preliminary time trials will be held on Tuesday, with the final races set for Wednesday.

Opening ceremonies will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Lighting of the Special Olympic Torch will start the games. All community members and supporters are welcome. For more information, call Jody Benson at 240-3282.

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