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Central Florida Games II honors fallen Polk County canine team

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It takes muscles, brawn and an appreciation for real heroes to compete at the Central Florida Games II.

The annual fitness challenge and charity event is being held this weekend at the Chain of Lakes complex in Winter Haven. It is hosted by the Chain of Lakes CrossFit.

But the event is much more than a fitness festival.

It will honor real heroes such as fallen Polk County Sheriff's Office Canine Team Deputy Matt Williams and his K-9 partner, DiOGi, by donating a portion of the proceeds to Polk Sheriff's Charities and creating workouts incorporating the date of their deaths.

Spectators were given a chance Saturday to try out a rope course.

Today, the final workout honored Deputy Williams and his canine partner, DiOGi, both killed in the line of duty on Sept. 28, 2006. The final workout will incorporate the numbers 9, 28, and 06, in the repetitions of exercises.

A giant check for Polk Sheriff's Charities in the amount of $1,000 was presented to Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd before the final workout.



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