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Special needs athletes invited to Apollo HS for football camp

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A three-day flag football camp starts today in Daviess County, but this one's a little different than others.

It runs from 6-8 p.m. at Apollo High School.

It's also taking place tomorrow and Friday at the same times.

This camp is for special needs players between the ages of 14 and 22.

It's free for boys and young men with physical, intellectual, and developmental challenges.

What makes the camp unique is that it's the first of its kind in the area.

It's sponsored by the Apollo High School football program and overseen by head football coach Dan Crume.

He says the camp is designed to give players a positive experience while introducing them to some football fundamentals.

But most importantly, Coach Crume says this gives participants an opportunity to play the game.

All players will receive a camp T-shirt.

Everything wraps up on Friday night at 6:30 p.m. with the Apollo-Independence Bank Eagles Bowl 2013.

Donations will be accepted that benefit Puzzle Pieces, the Green River Down Syndrome Association, and the Special Olympics.

Friday's event is an exhibition game that's open to the public.

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