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Participants and helpers are ready for the start of Caring Corner's annual special olympics Monday afternoon at Caring Corner's facility on Wible Road.

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Elijah Adames is all smiles as he competes in the Caring Corner's special olympics Monday afternoon at Caring Corner's facility on Wible Road.

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Elijah Adames, left, and Ashlin Moreno, right, are ready for the start of Caring Corner's special olympics as staff nurse Lisa Oxford helps them Monday afternoon at Caring Corner's facility on Wible Road.

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Logan Day is ready for the start of the first event in the Caring Corner's special olympics on Monday at the Caring Corner's facility on Wible Road.

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Elijah Adames spends his time before the start of the Caring Corner's annual special olympics passing out American flags.

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Caring Corner's Sarena Rosas shows off the olympic rings prior to the start of their annual special olympics at the Carning Corner facility on Wible Road.

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Logan Day is ready for the olympics to begin as staff CNS Christina Gutierrez holds him at Caring Corner's facility Monday.

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Kevin Montoya pushes through the race during Monday's special olympics at Caring Corner on Wible Road.

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Kevin Montoya is greeted with cheers as he crosses the finish line at the Caring Corner's special olympics Monday.

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The racers are ready and eager for the start of their race Monday afternoon at Caring Corner's special olympics.

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Avery Denesha scoots through the course during Caring Corner's special olympics Monday at Caring Corner's facility on Wible Road.

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Racers are ready for the start of Caring Corner's special olympics Monday afternoon at Caring Corner's facility on Wible Road.

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Isaiah Cabrera has a good lead in his race during Monday's special olympics held at Caring Corner on Wible Road.

The Olympic spirit was evident Monday at Caring Corner, where children participated in their own Special Olympics. The center offered a variety of events — complete with gold medals and American flags — for the children.

Photographer Nick Ellis shares these photos from the day.