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Johanns' Resolution Honoring 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games Unanimously Passes Senate

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Location: Washington, DC

Sen. Mike Johanns today praised the passage of a resolution he introduced honoring the 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games which are currently being held in Lincoln, NE from July 18-23, 2010.

"My resolution celebrates the impressive accomplishments of the athletes, whose determination is nothing short of inspiring, and it honors the dedication of thousands of volunteers, coaches, law enforcement officers and business owners who have come together to support this very worthy cause. The 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games provide a shining example of the true meaning of commitment and teamwork; both on the field and in the community."

Background:

* Nearly 4,000 athletes and coaches from 49 State delegations will participate in the Games.

* Approximately 30,000 people, including families and friends of the athletes, and enthusiastic supporters, are expected to visit or attend the Games.

* More than 8,500 volunteers will contribute time and talent to make the Games a success.

* The State of Nebraska, the city of Lincoln, and more than 100 State and local businesses and organizations have made major contributions and opened their doors so that people from across the United States can participate in and enjoy the 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games.


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