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Post hosts third Special Olympics State Indoor Games

 
Story and photos by Matt Decker
Assistant editor
mdecker01@springfi.gannett.com

More than 2,300 participants, joined by Family members, friends and supporters, visited Fort Leonard Wood and the surrounding area over the weekend, as the post served as the host site of the 2017 Special Olympics Missouri State Indoor Games.

“Ladies and gentlemen, it is my honor and privilege to declare the 2017 Special Olympics Missouri State Indoor Games officially open. Let the games begin!”  Col. Tracy Lanier, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Leonard Wood commander, told an audience of thousands inside Davidson Fitness Center Friday night to conclude the opening ceremonies.
 
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