SLIDESHOW: Celebration Ceremonies for Special Olympics summer games

Special Olympics Minnesota’s 2016 Summer Games, held June 23-25 at Eastview High School in Apple Valley, featured the Friday night Celebration Ceremonies with a team parade and lighting of the Flame of Hope. Michelle Bodurtha, an athlete competing with Apple Valley-based team The RAVE, carried the Flame of Hope into the venue accompanied by Apple Valley police Chief Jon Rechtzigel. (Photos by Andrew Miller)