By Natasha Brown

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — There’s nothing like a game of bocce ball to bring out the competitive spirit. The Phillies’ front office staff on Wednesday teamed up with Special Olympics Pennsylvania to hold a game of bocce ball at Citizens Bank Park.

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The organization hosted students from Northeast High School as part of its month-long initiative to give back to the Philadelphia community.

About 16 kids participated in the game Wednesday. The kids also received a tour of Citizens Bank Park and met the Phillie Phanatic.

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“We have regular ed and special ed kids working together,” Chris Riley, a bocce ball coach, said. “Working together and just the camaraderie with each other, it breaks down a lot of barriers.”

Savannah Ayala, 17, is certainly going to be taking home some bragging rights.

Win or lose, though, this experience for the kids is priceless.

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“I just wanted to show people that I’m the best and that I can do what I can do and never give up. I did what I was supposed to do and didn’t give up.”