300 Northland kids play at 10th annual Arrowhead Youth Games

By KBJR News 1

May 15, 2014 Updated May 15, 2014 at 10:30 PM CDT

Duluth, Minn. (NNCNOW.com) -- More than 300 kids from 23 Northland schools participated in the 10th annual Arrowhead Youth Games at the University of Minnesota Duluth on Thursday.

The games bring kids with physical and or cognitive disabilities together to experience a wide variety of activities.

Games included dancing, ribbon twirling, bowling, and biking.

One parent, whose six-year-old son has down syndrome, says the games help him socialize with his friends.

"It's a good way for him to be able to participate with kids at his own level in activities with the friends that he is with at school," said Karen Swanson. "He is very social and likes to do those kinds of activities."

The youth games is a cooperative event with support from Courage Jenny Rehabilitation Institute which provides recreation programs for children, families and adults with physical disabilities.

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