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Special Olympics At Keesler 2007

Wendy Cumberland, an athlete from Pearl, stands in front of Biloxi Policeman Louis Beck as they light the cauldron for the 2007 Mississippi State Special Olympics Summer Games Friday night.  The pair brought the torch on the final leg of its journey to the Levitow Training Support Facility where the cauldron was set up.  Keesler welcomed more than 1,100 athletes, parents and caregivers for the 22nd year last weekend.   (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Wendy Cumberland, an athlete from Pearl, stands in front of Biloxi Policeman Louis Beck as they light the cauldron for the 2007 Mississippi State Special Olympics Summer Games Friday night. The pair brought the torch on the final leg of its journey to the Levitow Training Support Facility where the cauldron was set up. Keesler welcomed more than 1,100 athletes, parents and caregivers for the 22nd year last weekend. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Athletes Melissa Thomas, Rickeya McCoy, Lawson Christopher, Marquitta Moore, Angela Raney and Lacey Pierce, Area 10, sprint toward the finish line in the 50-meter-dash Saturday at the Triangle track.  (U. S. Air Force Photo by Kemberly Groue)

Athletes Melissa Thomas, Rickeya McCoy, Lawson Christopher, Marquitta Moore, Angela Raney and Lacey Pierce, Area 10, sprint toward the finish line in the 50-meter-dash Saturday at the Triangle track. (U. S. Air Force Photo by Kemberly Groue)

Donna Tillman, Area 12, throws a bocce ball Saturday at the Triangle Track as an Airman sponsor looks on.  Each athlete was assigned two Airman sponsors to bunk with and escort them throughout the weekend. (U. S. Air Force Photo by Kemberly Groue)

Donna Tillman, Area 12, throws a bocce ball Saturday at the Triangle Track as an Airman sponsor looks on. Each athlete was assigned two Airman sponsors to bunk with and escort them throughout the weekend. (U. S. Air Force Photo by Kemberly Groue)

Terri Raines, 338th Training Squadron, congratulates Hank Norris, Area 12, after presenting him with a gold medal in the 25-meter assisted walk.  (U. S. Air Force Photo by Kemberly Groue)

Terri Raines, 338th Training Squadron, congratulates Hank Norris, Area 12, after presenting him with a gold medal in the 25-meter assisted walk. (U. S. Air Force Photo by Kemberly Groue)

Rachel Cato leads, from left, Laura Donaldson, 334th Training Squadron, Shawn Chocolate and Caitlin Kettle, 334th TRS, down the track during the 25-meter assisted walk.   (U. S. Air Force Photo by Kemberly Groue)

Rachel Cato leads, from left, Laura Donaldson, 334th Training Squadron, Shawn Chocolate and Caitlin Kettle, 334th TRS, down the track during the 25-meter assisted walk. (U. S. Air Force Photo by Kemberly Groue)

Daniel Bethea comes up for a breath and shows his wingspan during the 25-meter butterfly swimming event at the Biloxi Natatorium.   (U. S. Air Force Photo by Kemberly Groue)

Daniel Bethea comes up for a breath and shows his wingspan during the 25-meter butterfly swimming event at the Biloxi Natatorium. (U. S. Air Force Photo by Kemberly Groue)

Ruby Miller takes the lead during a dance with her Airman sponsor, Ben Leneave, 334th TRS, at the victory dance Saturday night.  (U. S. Air Force Photo by Kemberly Groue)

Ruby Miller takes the lead during a dance with her Airman sponsor, Ben Leneave, 334th TRS, at the victory dance Saturday night. (U. S. Air Force Photo by Kemberly Groue)

Paul Capasso, 81st Training Wing commander, with wife Laura alongside, accepted the torch from 81st Security Forces Squadron members at the White Avenue Gate Friday.  The 81st SFS members, along with Biloxi police, ran the torch to Keesler’s gate as part of the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run.   (U. S. Air Force Photo by Kemberly Groue)

Paul Capasso, 81st Training Wing commander, with wife Laura alongside, accepted the torch from 81st Security Forces Squadron members at the White Avenue Gate Friday. The 81st SFS members, along with Biloxi police, ran the torch to Keesler’s gate as part of the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run. (U. S. Air Force Photo by Kemberly Groue)