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22nd annual SEMASS Special Olympics held on MMR

Technical Sgt. Victoria Kenny (second from right), 102nd Logistics Readiness Squadron, cheers on Special Olympians during a relay race at the 22nd annual Southeastern Massachusetts Special Olympics, Sept. 24, 2010.  The games were sponsored by the local Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association and military members from all branches of service stationed on or near the Massachusetts Military Reservation volunteered to assist with the day's events.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Evan C. Lagasse)

Technical Sgt. Victoria Kenny (second from right), 102nd Logistics Readiness Squadron, cheers on Special Olympians during a relay race at the 22nd annual Southeastern Massachusetts Special Olympics, Sept. 24, 2010. The games were sponsored by the local Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association and military members from all branches of service stationed on or near the Massachusetts Military Reservation volunteered to assist with the day's events. (U.S. Air Force photo by Evan C. Lagasse)

Technical Sgt. Paul Riordan, 102nd Intelligence Support Squadron, spends time with a Special Olympian from Braintree, Mass., at the conclusion of the 22nd annual Southeastern Massachusetts Special Olympics, Sept. 24, 2010.  The games were sponsored by the local Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association and military members from all branches of service stationed on or near the Massachusetts Military Reservation volunteered to assist with the day's events.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Evan C. Lagasse)

Technical Sgt. Paul Riordan, 102nd Intelligence Support Squadron, spends time with a Special Olympian from Braintree, Mass., at the conclusion of the 22nd annual Southeastern Massachusetts Special Olympics, Sept. 24, 2010. The games were sponsored by the local Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association and military members from all branches of service stationed on or near the Massachusetts Military Reservation volunteered to assist with the day's events. (U.S. Air Force photo by Evan C. Lagasse)

MASSACHUSETTS MILITARY RESERVATION -- The 22nd annual Southeastern Massachusetts Special Olympics was held in the Massachusetts Army National Guard gym here, Sept. 24, 2010.

The games were sponsored by the local Coast Guard Chief Petty Officers Association and military members from all branches of service stationed on or near the MMR volunteered to assist with the day's events.

"This year's event went very well. We had approximately 250 volunteers that included military members, family and friends," said U.S. Coast Guard Chief John Hughes, first-year chair of the event.

Special Olympians from Braintree to Hyannis, Mass., competed in numerous athletic events throughout the day with medals awarded to the top finishers in each competition.

"Seeing the Olympians recognize me from volunteering in years past is the best part," said Tech. Sgt. Victoria Kenny, 102nd Logistics Readiness Squadron.