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      Sheriff's Department raises money for Special Olympics

      Kids learning some Crossfit exercises during a Blythewood fundraiser for the Special Olympics,Saturday.

      BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. (AP/WACH) -- Deputies from the Richland County Sheriff's Department raised money for the Special Olympics.

      Members of the department teamesd up with CrossFit Blythewood for a fundraiser in Blythewood Saturday.

      The Crossfit Blythewood also celebrated it's grand opening.

      Reserve Deputy Chad Weeden and his wife Wendy are opening the Crossfit Facility. The couple's 2 year old son was recently diagnosed with Autism.

      The free celebration on Saturday featured members of the Sheriff's Department Mounted Patrol, as well as the department's helicopter and armored tank. There were also booths with information and demonstrations.

      Richland County Sheriff's Department is no stranger to Crossfit. Sheriff Leon Lott announced back in November that Crossfit is the newest addition to the Departments efforts of health and wellness. He's worked to create a fitness and wellness program through Crossfit for Deputies so they can better serve their communities better

      (The Associated Press contributed to this report.)