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CSU Pueblo hosts Special Olympics flag football tournament

Posted at 4:54 PM, Oct 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-06 18:54:52-04

PUEBLO — Students at CSU Pueblo helped to organize a big event for the Special Olympics Sunday.

The school hosted the Special Olympics' Southwest Regional Flag Football Tournament.

Organizers of the event said it helps students get better at balancing their time and its a great opportunity to give back to the community.

"I've been doing it for about 4 years. It's a tough sport basically most of the time," said Special Olympics athlete, Cody Stewart.

"They're just like us, they're human beings, they have passions, they have things that make them feel excited and frustrated and they're really excited about flag football. So to be able to see that I think is one of the best things about this tournament," said CSUP Assistant Director of Student Recreation, Bill Moorman.

This was the first year the school has hosted the event.

Thunderwolf recreation donated the facility for the tournament and students from the intramural sports program served as officials.