Keesler hosts 2016 Special Olympics

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  • 81st Training Wing Public Affairs

Keesler is set to host the 2016 Mississippi Special Olympics Summer Games May 20-21.

Events begin Friday, May 20 with the arrival of the "Flame of Hope" at 12:30 p.m. at the base’s White Avenue Gate. Opening ceremonies take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Levitow Training Support Facility.

Sporting events begin Saturday, May 21 at 9 a.m.

Any media interested in covering this event should contact the Public Affairs office by Thursday, May 19, at (228) 377-2783 or email us at