22nd annual SEMASS Special Olympics held on MMR

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  • By Evan C. Lagasse
  • 102nd Intelligence Wing Public Affairs
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.