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Community helps support para-athletics in Amarillo

Amarillo, TX - Back in February we introduced you to Emilee Hibish, now a Senior at River Road High School.

For years she was forced to sit on the side line watching her friends compete in sports because she was wheelchair bound. But a ruling by the US Department of Education made it clear that a student's disability will no longer hold them back from joining their peers and competing in sports.

For Emilee that meant she could fulfill her dream and compete in a track meet.

But in order for Emilee and other disabled athletes to compete they need the right equipment. That's why a fundraising run was held Saturday morning at John Stiff Park in Amarillo.

Event organizer say the goal was to have para-athletes compete along side other athletes. Money raised will help the One Chair at at Time foundation provide wheelchairs for athletes in our area.
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