Special Olympics Kentucky races at Perfect North

Posted at 8:06 PM, Jan 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-24 04:59:27-05

LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. -- This year marks the 50th of the Special Olympics, and Special Olympics Kentucky has been coming to Perfect North for more than 20 years to enjoy the winter games. 

From snowshoeing to slalom, Special Olympians from Kentucky found the best in themselves Tuesday as they competed on the snow. 

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Athletes like Desarae Nickell, who was this year's torch bearer, have been coming out for years and continue to improve their skills. 

Kim Satterwhite, one of the event organizers, said both athletes and their families grow when they test themselves and each other.

"Our athletes teach me something every day and that is, when I think I can't do something, our athletes teach me that, you know, it's not what I can't do, but what I can do," Satterwhite said.