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14th annual Corporate Olympic event raises over $30,000 for Special Olympics

Twenty one corporations have raised more than $30, 000 to benefit Hamilton County Special Olympics on Wednesday.

On Fountain Square, each of the 21 teams were paired with a Special Olympic Athlete and competed in various games including cornhole and miniature golf.

 After a tie-breaker game of "Burst the Balloon", Kemba Credit Union won first place with their Special Olympian Joanne Krekler. Second place silver went to UPS and third place Bronze went to Macy's.

 "Brave Attempt" last place trophy went to Duke Energy.

 Cincinnati's local mascots also competed in the 11th annual Mascot Mayhem. Mr. Redlegs won this year's competition as Cincinnati's best mascot after he won the "Simon Says" game.

 "The money raised by the Cincinnati Corporate Olympics makes all the Special Olympics activities in Hamilton County possible," said Janet Smith, executive director of the Hamilton County Special Olympics. "Just participating in the games themselves is a terrific boost for our athletes."

 The Hamilton County Special Olympics is dependent on funding local for their local events all the money raised are used within the county. The organization provides 24 different year-round sports and recreational activities for close to 1,800 athletes in Hamilton County.

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