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Tribe Games Close to the Heart of San Francisco 49er Daniel Kilgore and Many Others

Photo credit: Allen Greene Photography KINGSPORT, Tenn. -- “This is something close to our hearts.” That theme was echoed throughout the Kingsport Aquatic Center last Friday morning during the swimming portion of the annual Tribe Games. This year over 100 special needs kids and young people between the ages of 7 and 21 participated in a variety of events in an Olympic style format. The Tribe Games, which include a bowling and track component at different times of the year, are the brainchild of Dobyns-Bennett staffer Jimmy Burleson. “For several years we had not been involved with the Special Olympics,” said Burleson. “We wanted to get back involved and provide these special needs kids or ki