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Special Olympics student-athletes Jacob Heltemes (middle) and Bobby Olson (right) react to seeing Wooly the Wolverine at their send-off on Wednesday morning at WDC Middle/High School.

WDC has send-off for Special Olympics basketball team

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Wooly the Wolverine and Wadena-Deer Creek supporters cheered on the Special Olympic student-athletes with "good luck" signs Wednesday morning before they loaded onto their bus to Staples to compete in the basketball skills tourney.

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The student-athletes were delighted to see Wooly the Wolverine at the send-off who extended lots of high-fives. Good luck to WDC's Special Olympic athletes. They include Natasha Yungbauer, Bobby Olson, Jacob Heltemes, Zoe Schmidt, Brittany Hanson, Alex Schmidt and Brenden McLeod.

Special Olympic coaches are Danielle Jetvig Renner and Scott Endres. Assistant coaches are Kristi Ice, Wendy Porter, Nathan Carlstrom and Brittani Groshong.

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