Paralympic athletes address school children

May 8, 2008 3:47:01 PM PDT
Some Chicago students got a visit and a demonstration from a group of Paralympic athletes Thursday.The event at Neil Elementary school was part of the Chicago 2016 committee's celebration of Olympic Week in America.

More than 40 percent of the students attending Neil are disabled. They watched and listened to presentations introducing them to the Olympic and Paralympic Games during Thursday's event.

The athletes say it's all about competing and getting better.

"Following the presentation, the Paralympic athletes joined students in playing several wheelchair sports, including basketball.


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