Down the stretch they come

Competitors in the Special Olympics Minnesota Summer Games wheelchair race roll down the Pony Stadium track at Stillwater Area High School during one of the Games’ first events Thursday. The wheelchair races, softball throw and opening of Olympic Town highlighted the first day of the Games. Tonight’s Celebration Ceremonies at the stadium feature the end of the Law Enforcement Torch Run and lighting of the "Flame of Hope." (Gazette photo by Doug Lacher)