UPDATE 4:35 p.m.
Local athletes got the chance to go for the gold today.
Athletes competed in the 2014 Special Olympics.
Law enforcement officials started the torch run at Westgate park and ran to Dothan High School where the games began.
Parents and caregivers cheered on their Olympians and athletes say they are glad to have their support, on and off the field.
"These two young ladies, i asked them to go to prom with me, to be my date. And what did they say? Yes. And i had so much fun with them, " said athlete Brandi Deese.
Events in today's special olympics included softball throwing, a fast walk and running.
DOTHAN, AL -- The 38th annual Dothan Special Olympics is underway. The popular event kicked off with the traditional torch run from Miracle Field at Westgate Park, and ending at Dothan High School.
Events will be held throughout the day at Dothan High. WTVY's Victoria Rosa is spending the day with our local Special Olympians, and she'll have the sights and sounds of the 38th annual games tonight on WRGX and News 4.
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