Two very special Wiregrass athletes are getting the chance of a lifetime.
They'll compete in the Special Olympics World Games this summer in Ireland.
About 7,000 athletes from more than 160 countries will be competing in the games.
Twenty-year-old Brandi Deese and 14-year-old Zachary Grice have been chosen as just a select few exceptional athletes throughout the U.S. to compete as part of Team USA in the Special Olympic World Games in Ireland.
Since being selected, Brandi and Zachary have been training hard to prepare for the competition. That means swimming several times a week, as well as weightlifting and cardio workouts.
But their coach says the hard work doesn't faze them.
The cost of attending the World Games in Ireland is high.
But these two members of Team USA have gotten tremendous support from the community.
The Dothan Police Department and the Dothan Fire Department have held numerous fundraisers to help raise money for their trip.
A benefit will be held on May 31 to help Brandi and Zachary make their trip to Ireland.
More than ten local and regional bands will be performing all day at the Movie Gallery Amphitheater in Dothan's first rock-a-thon.
If you would like tickets, just drop by one of the six ticket locations in Dothan. Tickets will also be available at the gate the day of the event.
Rock-A-Thon Ticket Outlets
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Source: www.specialolympics.org contributed to this report
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