NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) — Some retired Olympians and Paralympians were in Northampton Saturday, for a track and field clinic.
They were helping to host the U.S. Paralympic Organization’s clinic for athletes with disabilities at Smith College.
They offered sessions on racing, and shot-put.
It was an opportunity for kids to get to know the sport and try it out.
“These kids can do whatever they want to do, they’ve often started out just starting sport and they’ve often been very successful, and we want to give these kids here in New England an opportunity to try it, see if they like it and who knows, they may be a gold medal winner someday,” said Dawn Callahan of the of the U.S. Paralympic Committee.
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