Kansas City family discovers new community at Special Olympics State Games

Saturday, June 1, 2013 | 8:21 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Unlike many of the Special Olympics Missouri State Summer Games coaches and volunteers, who have been involved in the program for decades, the Pineda family attended the games for the first time this weekend. Just a few hours into the event, the Kansas City-area family couldn’t wait to get their daughter involved.