VAN WYCK - To the world, Shawn Crawford is an Olympic medalist and the "Cheetah Man."
To the 800 residents of Van Wyck, Crawford is its most famous native son.
When this son gets home, Van Wyck is going to have some good times.
Van Wyck resident Betty Broome issued this statement for the community on July 14:
Shawn's mother, Sylvia, and (family friend) Marilyn Tims, will soon be on their way to Beijing to watch Shawn compete as they did in Athens, Greece, in 2004.