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CABVI Olympics brings competition, fun to Utica

By WKTV News

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI), held its annual Olympic Day in Utica, Saturday.
     
Opening ceremonies took place early in the morning at the organization's complex in South Utica, with the events being held around the city including swimming over at MVCC.
 
CABVI is a member of the Paralympic Sport Club which inspires young people and adults with physical and visual disabilities to get involved in sports and physical activity.
     
Other events besides swimming included tandem biking, judo, and, adaptive shooting.
 
"For adaptive shooting we have United State Association for Blind Athletes acoustic rifles where they use lasers and sound to find the target," said Laura Yakey, Adaptive Sports and Recreation Coordinator.
 

Organizations in 160 countries around the world are holding Olympic Day events in the last two weeks of June.  

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