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Cheers as I Can 2 Special Olympics carnival returns

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Jason Dixon, Matthew Walk, Blake Kummerow, Bruce Gossner and Jaimi Dann were all excited to take part in this year’s I Can 2 carnival.

Multi-class athletes cheered with excitement as they took to the track for the return of the annual, and popular, I Can 2 carnival.

In it’s the seventh year I Can 2 draws competitors from around Queensland to take part in the come-and-try event.

Special Olympics Bundaberg sports coordinator Raelene Whalley said the event was held to give people with disabilities the chance to try different aspects of athletics, while making new friends.

“The whole idea of the day is to encourage participation,” Raelene said.

“We have people here with all abilities and ages, and the main emphasis is on achieving your best performance while having fun.”

Participating in a number of events, Bundaberg’s Jason Dixon said he was glad I Can 2 had returned after it was cancelled last year due to Covid-19.

“I enjoy being with my friends and making new friends,” Jason said.

While Bruce Gossner, said it was a chance to meet new people from outside of the region.

“People have come here from Gympie, Gladstone and Ipswich,” he said.

“This is our club, but it’s good to meet others.”

Blake Kummerow cheered with excitement and said the day gave him a chance to exercise with his mates.

“I like coming here to burn off calories and that. It helps me keep fit,” Blake said.

“The first year I did it was 2016, and I enjoy doing all of it, but my favourite is long jump and shotput, oh and definitely high jump.”

I Can 2 is an annual event open to all athletes with a disability, to find out more information click here.