CUMMING - The Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Department has received the Special Olympics Georgia Training for Life Award in recognition of its <br />
ongoing involvement with and support of Special Olympics. <br />
The department's receipt of the award was announced during the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association conference held in Athens. Susan Darlington, local coordinator for Special Olympics Forsyth County, presented the award at a recent Forsyth County Board of Commissioners meeting.<br />
Special Olympics Forsyth nominated the Parks and Recreation Department for the award, noting the support, facilities and staff made available to Special Olympics over the years.<br />
The Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Department provides Special Olympics <br />
Forsyth with facilities for its annual local games, which serve more than 350 athletes. <br />
Department staff members lead events and support volunteers at the games, and also support the annual Special Olympics Battle of the Bats Softball Invitational.
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