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Exceptional games moved due to rain
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Exceptional student athletes will have to wait another week to participate in the Dawson/Lumpkin Spring Games.

The games will be held on April 15 with opening ceremony beginning at 9 a.m. and games starting at 9:15 with games rotating every 30 minutes.

The event was rescheduled due to inclement weather on its original April 2 date.

The games, which focus on providing athletic training and competition for children and adults with disabilities, are mostly run through the work of volunteers.

"A lot of our exceptional children will be participating. These are children that would normally not be on a recreational team," said Dawson County schools Director of Special Education Hershel Bennett. "It gives them an opportunity to participate in two or three events and have a great day, socializing with kids from other counties."

This year, the Dawsonville Civitan Club is the game's primary sponsors. The club set up raffles and rides to help fund the games and to support exceptional children and adults in Dawson County.

The event is free and open to the public.