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For volunteer cheerleaders at Special Olympics, their job is a serious labor of love

For volunteer cheerleaders at Special Olympics, their job is a serious labor of love

Joseph Fernandez and Cole Kaden sat in packed bleachers at the Los Angeles Convention Center, watching two teams in uniform — Denmark in red, India in blue — move a ball up and down a court using only their hands. As for the finer points of this game called handball, the boys pointed and squirmed and followed the action, trying to work it out. "You have to hit the ball to the other side and score a goal," said Joseph, 9, pointing at the large soccer-style nets at either end. "That's too obvious. That's not all of it," said Cole, 8, proudly showing off the gap in his front teeth that recently earned him $1 from the tooth fairy. At that moment, a...

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