Team Wyoming Heads to Seattle for 2018 Special Olympics USA Games

Courtesy: MGN
Courtesy: MGN

On SATURDAY JUNE 30, 2018, EIGHTEEN Eastern Wyoming athletes, coaches and partners will be on their way to Seattle for the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games. The remainder of the team left from Western Wyoming on Friday, June 29th. From July 1-6, Team Wyoming will join thousands of Special Olympics athletes and coaches from across the nation, along with tens of thousands of volunteers, family members and fans, for a week of special events and competitions in 14 team and individual sports.

The following is a schedule of when and where athletes will be starting off on their adventures. Law enforcement will be on hand to escort them out of city limits and the public is invited and encouraged to attend to give them an encouraging and supportive send off.

Saturday June 30, 2018
7:30 am Ramkota Hotel (Casper)
Kayla Strohecker
Bob Brazell
Connor Diller
Kris Lovett
Bart Stricklin
Bill Norman
Sarah Call
Jessica Purdham
Tahia Grosch
Jonathan Sanchez
Craig Wasia
Amanda Ward
Becky Junge
Priscilla Dowse
8:30 am City Hall (Douglas)
Kyle Biggs
Tyler George
10:30 am Flying J (Cheyenne)
Will Barnes
Kelby Woolf

Team Wyoming’s journey at the USA Games begins with the Opening Ceremony on Sunday, July 1, where they will march in the Parade of Athletes in front of thousands of spectators at the University of Washington’s Husky Stadium. ABC will broadcast the Opening Ceremony live starting at 12:30 p.m. PT/3:30 p.m. ET.

Follow Team Wyoming’s progress throughout the USA Games by keeping an eye on the Special Olympics Wyoming Facebook page (www.fb.com/SpecialOlympicsWyoming) where there will be updates, pictures and live videos posted throughout the event.

About Special Olympics Wyoming
Special Olympics Wyoming is a not-for-profit organization providing year-round sports training, athletic competition and other related programs to children and adults with intellectual disabilities; offering them continuing opportunities to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship. Special Olympics Wyoming changes lives by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect.

Visit Special Olympics Wyoming at www.specialolympicswy.org
Engage with us on Facebook: www.fb.com/SpecialOlympicsWyoming
Twitter: http://twitter.com/SpecOlymWY
Instagram: https://instagram.com/specialolympicswy

About the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games
The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games will be held in Seattle, Washington July 1-6, 2018. More than 4,000 participants representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia, along with the support of tens of thousands of volunteers and spectators, will compete in 14 Olympic-type team and individual sports. The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games will celebrate the Special Olympics movement and its 50th anniversary; promote the ideals of acceptance and inclusion through sport; and showcase athletes from throughout the U.S. and the abilities of people with intellectual disabilities. The 2018 USA Games will also highlight Special Olympics’ work in sport, education, health and community-building.

For more information on the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, please visit SpecialOlympicsUSAGames.org and follow on Facebook (@SpecialOlympicsUSAGames), Twitter (@2018USAGames) and Instagram (@SpecialOlympicsUSAGames).