Big Rapids Special Olympian Honored at State Summer Games
A Special Olympian from Big Rapids will have the honor of lighting the flame of hope at opening ceremonies of the 2011 State Summer Games. Nicholas Boyd was named the Special Olympics Michigan 2010 Inspirational Athlete of the Year. His family, friends, and nearly 2,500 other athletes were on hand when he was named the winner of this year's award. Nicholas has been involved in Special Olympics for 22 years. Boyd will run the last leg of the Torch Run in Kelly/Shorts Stadium next year. These pictures are courtesy of Special Olympics Michigan.