UPDATE: Ft. Benning field day for kids with special needs cancelled

Ft. Benning hosting sixth annual field day for special needs kids

FORT BENNING, GA (WTVM) - Fort Benning’s plans to host their sixth annual field day for students with special needs have been halted by the weather.

Officials with Fort Benning MWR say they must make the early call based on bad weather projections to give participating schools and bus drivers ample notice.

Bridgett Siter with Fort Benning MWR says the field day would look a lot like the Special Olympics.

1,200 exceptional family members from the Chattahoochee Valley were expected to come to participate.

The opening ceremonies will feature the lighting of a torch to kick off the events.

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