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Keesler celebrates 30 years of Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games

Austin Seymour, Special Olympics athlete, is awarded the gold medal by Chief Master Sgt. Derek Fromenthal, 338th Training Squadron superintendent, for the 25 meter wheelchair race during the Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games at the triangle track May 21, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. More than 700 athletes and 3,000 volunteers worked together to hold competitions throughout the day. This is the 30th year Keesler has hosted the state Special Olympics.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Austin Seymour, Special Olympics athlete, is awarded the gold medal by Chief Master Sgt. Derek Fromenthal, 338th Training Squadron superintendent, for the 25 meter wheelchair race during the Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games at the triangle track May 21, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. More than 700 athletes and 3,000 volunteers worked together to hold competitions throughout the day. This is the 30th year Keesler has hosted the state Special Olympics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Calissa Spight, Special Olympics athlete, participates in the 25 meter assisted walk during the Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games at the triangle track May 21, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. More than 700 athletes and 3,000 volunteers worked together to hold competitions throughout the day. This is the 30th year Keesler has hosted the state Special Olympics.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Calissa Spight, Special Olympics athlete, participates in the 25 meter assisted walk during the Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games at the triangle track May 21, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. More than 700 athletes and 3,000 volunteers worked together to hold competitions throughout the day. This is the 30th year Keesler has hosted the state Special Olympics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Calissa Spight, Special Olympics athlete, displays her gold medal during the Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games at the triangle track May 21, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. More than 700 athletes and 3,000 volunteers worked together to hold competitions throughout the day. This is the 30th year Keesler has hosted the state Special Olympics.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Calissa Spight, Special Olympics athlete, displays her gold medal during the Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games at the triangle track May 21, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. More than 700 athletes and 3,000 volunteers worked together to hold competitions throughout the day. This is the 30th year Keesler has hosted the state Special Olympics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

John Toche, Special Olympics athlete, participates in the 100 meter walk with the assistance of Airman 1st Class Joshua Hinson, 335th Training Squadron student, during the Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games at the triangle track May 21, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. More than 700 athletes and 3,000 volunteers worked together to hold competitions throughout the day. This is the 30th year Keesler has hosted the state Special Olympics.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

John Toche, Special Olympics athlete, participates in the 100 meter walk with the assistance of Airman 1st Class Joshua Hinson, 335th Training Squadron student, during the Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games at the triangle track May 21, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. More than 700 athletes and 3,000 volunteers worked together to hold competitions throughout the day. This is the 30th year Keesler has hosted the state Special Olympics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Col. Dennis Scarborough, 81st Training Wing vice commander, congratulates Desmond Brown, Special Olympics athlete, on earning a gold medal in the 50 meter race during the Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games at the triangle track May 21, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. More than 700 athletes and 3,000 volunteers worked together to hold competitions throughout the day. This is the 30th year Keesler has hosted the state Special Olympics.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Col. Dennis Scarborough, 81st Training Wing vice commander, congratulates Desmond Brown, Special Olympics athlete, on earning a gold medal in the 50 meter race during the Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games at the triangle track May 21, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. More than 700 athletes and 3,000 volunteers worked together to hold competitions throughout the day. This is the 30th year Keesler has hosted the state Special Olympics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Chris Dillard and Gary Anderson, Special Olympics athletes, participate in the 25 meter motorized wheelchair race during the Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games at the triangle track May 21, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. More than 700 athletes and 3,000 volunteers worked together to hold competitions throughout the day. This is the 30th year Keesler has hosted the state Special Olympics.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Chris Dillard and Gary Anderson, Special Olympics athletes, participate in the 25 meter motorized wheelchair race during the Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games at the triangle track May 21, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. More than 700 athletes and 3,000 volunteers worked together to hold competitions throughout the day. This is the 30th year Keesler has hosted the state Special Olympics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Linda McGriff, Special Olympics athlete, and her Airman sponsors, Airmen Amia Hammett and Ryan Ramjit, 336th Training Squadron students, select stuffed animals at Olympic Village during the Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games May 21, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. More than 700 athletes and 3,000 volunteers worked together to hold competitions throughout the day. This is the 30th year Keesler has hosted the state Special Olympics.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Linda McGriff, Special Olympics athlete, and her Airman sponsors, Airmen Amia Hammett and Ryan Ramjit, 336th Training Squadron students, select stuffed animals at Olympic Village during the Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games May 21, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. More than 700 athletes and 3,000 volunteers worked together to hold competitions throughout the day. This is the 30th year Keesler has hosted the state Special Olympics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Athletes react to the announcement of their names at the track events during the Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games at the triangle track May 21, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. More than 700 athletes and 3,000 volunteers worked together to hold competitions throughout the day. This is the 30th year Keesler has hosted the state Special Olympics.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Athletes react to the announcement of their names at the track events during the Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games at the triangle track May 21, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. More than 700 athletes and 3,000 volunteers worked together to hold competitions throughout the day. This is the 30th year Keesler has hosted the state Special Olympics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Stewart Stevens, Special Olympics athlete, throws a mini javelin during the Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games at the triangle track May 21, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. More than 700 athletes and 3,000 volunteers worked together to hold competitions throughout the day. This is the 30th year Keesler has hosted the state Special Olympics.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Stewart Stevens, Special Olympics athlete, throws a mini javelin during the Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games at the triangle track May 21, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. More than 700 athletes and 3,000 volunteers worked together to hold competitions throughout the day. This is the 30th year Keesler has hosted the state Special Olympics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Mike Brown, Special Olympics athlete, participates in the standing long jump competition during the Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games at the triangle track May 21, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. More than 700 athletes and 3,000 volunteers worked together to hold competitions throughout the day. This is the 30th year Keesler has hosted the state Special Olympics.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)
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Mike Brown, Special Olympics athlete, participates in the standing long jump competition during the Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games at the triangle track May 21, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. More than 700 athletes and 3,000 volunteers worked together to hold competitions throughout the day. This is the 30th year Keesler has hosted the state Special Olympics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Jose Fuertes, 81st Communications Squadron information technology project manager, passes the shot put to Joy Hamby, Special Olympics athlete, during the Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games at the Biloxi Natatorium May 21, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. More than 700 athletes and 3,000 volunteers worked together to hold competitions throughout the day. This is the 30th year Keesler has hosted the state Special Olympics.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)
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Jose Fuertes, 81st Communications Squadron information technology project manager, passes the shot put to Joy Hamby, Special Olympics athlete, during the Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games at the Biloxi Natatorium May 21, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. More than 700 athletes and 3,000 volunteers worked together to hold competitions throughout the day. This is the 30th year Keesler has hosted the state Special Olympics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Garrett Lofton, Special Olympics athlete, deadlifts 170 pounds during the Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games at the Triangle Fitness Center May 21, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. More than 700 athletes and 3,000 volunteers worked together to hold competitions throughout the day. This is the 30th year Keesler has hosted the state Special Olympics.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)
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Garrett Lofton, Special Olympics athlete, deadlifts 170 pounds during the Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games at the Triangle Fitness Center May 21, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. More than 700 athletes and 3,000 volunteers worked together to hold competitions throughout the day. This is the 30th year Keesler has hosted the state Special Olympics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Airmen sponsors and athletes line the triangle walkway for the parade of athletes during the Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games opening ceremonies at the triangle area May 20, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. This is the 30th year Keesler has hosted the state Special Olympics.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)
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Airmen sponsors and athletes line the triangle walkway for the parade of athletes during the Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games opening ceremonies at the triangle area May 20, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. This is the 30th year Keesler has hosted the state Special Olympics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Craig Fosher, Special Olympics athlete, lights the torch to open the games at the Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games opening ceremonies at the triangle area May 20, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. This is the 30th year Keesler has hosted the state Special Olympics.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)
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Craig Fosher, Special Olympics athlete, lights the torch to open the games at the Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games opening ceremonies at the triangle area May 20, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. This is the 30th year Keesler has hosted the state Special Olympics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Airmen sponsors and athletes attend the Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games opening ceremonies at the triangle area May 20, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. This is the 30th year Keesler has hosted the state Special Olympics.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)
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Airmen sponsors and athletes attend the Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games opening ceremonies at the triangle area May 20, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. This is the 30th year Keesler has hosted the state Special Olympics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Anthony Bahou, Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games CEO, delivers remarks during the SOMS opening ceremonies at the triangle area May 20, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. This is the 30th year Keesler has hosted the state Special Olympics.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)
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Anthony Bahou, Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games CEO, delivers remarks during the SOMS opening ceremonies at the triangle area May 20, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. This is the 30th year Keesler has hosted the state Special Olympics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Craig Fosher and Taylor Rosenthal, Special Olympics athletes, hold the torch in the air during the Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games opening ceremonies at the triangle area May 20, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. This is the 30th year Keesler has hosted the state Special Olympics.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Travis Beihl)
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Craig Fosher and Taylor Rosenthal, Special Olympics athletes, hold the torch in the air during the Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games opening ceremonies at the triangle area May 20, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. This is the 30th year Keesler has hosted the state Special Olympics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Travis Beihl)

Airman Marcus Houston, 336th Training Squadron student, dances with Mary Wilson, Special Olympics athlete, at the Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games closing ceremonies at the triangle area May 21, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. This is the 30th year Keesler has hosted the state Special Olympics.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)
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Airman Marcus Houston, 336th Training Squadron student, dances with Mary Wilson, Special Olympics athlete, at the Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games closing ceremonies at the triangle area May 21, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. This is the 30th year Keesler has hosted the state Special Olympics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Senior Airman Hashim Mefleh, 336th Training Squadron student, dances with Phillip Spence, Special Olympics athlete, during the Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games closing ceremonies at the triangle area May 21, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. This is the 30th year Keesler has hosted the state Special Olympics.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)
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Senior Airman Hashim Mefleh, 336th Training Squadron student, dances with Phillip Spence, Special Olympics athlete, during the Special Olympics Mississippi Summer Games closing ceremonies at the triangle area May 21, 2016, Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. This is the 30th year Keesler has hosted the state Special Olympics. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

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