Kids come out to celebrate the annual Arrowhead Games

The annual Arrowhead youth games was held Thursday.

 It is an activity extravaganza for those with disabilities.

It is a cooperative event between regional schools, the University of Minnesota Duluth and Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute.

More than 350 youth with a variety of disabilities came out to play.

This is the 13th year in a row of the games and kids come from all over Minnesota and Wisconsin.

The event had more than 115 volunteers from UMD and all around the community.

Mark Hanna, the Program Coordinator, said “Being around all the college kids and organizations is fun, it’s a great day for the kids to just learn.”

Activities included dancing, archery, wheel chair races and various sports.

The goal of the day is to maximize quality of life for people of all ages and abilities.

Kylie Ficker, Sophomore at UMD, said “I know they’re loving it and they have the biggest smiles and they’re getting into it and dancing and I think everyone’s having a good time.”

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