The athletes can’t see. But they can run, jump, throw a softball, hit a baseball and shoot an arrow. For 10 years in Texas the Sports Extravaganza for the blind and visually impaired has allowed children and older youths to experience the joy of competition and the thrill of speed and daring. Last fall some 300 children from across Texas and from as far away as Colorado and Missouri competed. The Lions of Texas from Districts 2-X1 (which includes Irving) and 2-E2 (which includes Fort Worth) are major sponsors.Some competitors stand out for their athleticism and skill.But, as Lions and others at the games can attest, they all are equally adept at proving that blindness does not dim the human spirit.
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