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Posted on Sun, Jun 9, 2013 : 3:29 p.m.

Images from Pittsfield Pee Wee Olympics

By Daniel Brenner

The first annual Pittsfield Pee Wee Olympics took place at Lillie Park on Sunday. More than 40 participants enjoyed eight different kid-friendly events, face painting, and touring a police cruiser and fire truck. Among the events were weightlifting, jousting, shot put, gymnastics, and more.

University of Michigan student Becca Mitchell and recent graduate Nick Walker-Craig were motivated during a Development Summer Internship Program orientation to "do the most good you can in two hours with $20." They offered their help and services to Pittsfield Parks and Recreation, and the event was born.

Recreation Coordinator Kim McIntire, creator of the Pee Wee Olympics, says there are a number of benefits to the event. "It's a fun activity to get the kids outside to exercise and be part of the community," she said.

The event was open to children ages 1-5 and everyone received a blue ribbon and juice.