Special Olympics Torch Run visits Boswell Regional Center
The Special Olympics Torch Run made one of its 21 stops through the Boswell community this past Thursday.  With over 100 people celebrating the beginning flame of the Torch through Simpson County, patrolmen of the Magee and Mendenhall Police Department, Simpson County Sheriff's Department, Madison County Police Department, Boswell Campus Police, and Mississippi Highway Patrol sounded their sirens before the celebration began.
There are approximately 97 athletes from 6 surrounding counties that are participating in the 2012 Special Olympics from May 11 through May 13 at the Keesler Air Force Base.  These athletes trained at the Boswell's community with 26 coaches and 5 unified partners.
Calvert Sims, Jr., Area 2 Director, began with the Special Olympics Oath: Let me win, but if I cannot win let me be brave in the attempt."  Other platform members for the celebration included Raymond Johnson, Calvert Sims Jr., Mayor Mable Everett of Braxton, Mayor Jimmy Clyde of Magee, and Major John Henry Berry of D'Lo.
For more information about Mississippi's Special Olympics, visit http://www.specialolympicsms.org/