CASPER, Wyoming (Wyoming News Now) — This June 21, Special Olympics athletes will represent Wyoming at the 2022 Special Olympic USA Games.
Competitors from all over the United States and the Caribbean show up to compete in a variety of athletic competitions.
“So the US Games, it’s really a once-in-a-lifetime experience for our athletes, so a lot of people might compare it to the Olympics or Para-Olympics. It’s really a chance every four years for our athletes to go out and shine. as one at the highest national level,” said Special Olympics Wyoming CEO and President Jen Haines.
Wyoming athletes will represent the state in eight different sports and a variety of competitions. Unified partners, coaches and staff will accompany the athletes to the game. A total of 45 representatives from Wyoming will make the trip to Florida this summer.
“Our athletes really get a lot of joy and courage from competing and training in all of these sports. It’s a great organization to watch our sports and athletes or come and volunteer. It’s just fun for all those involved, and our athletes are really, really looking forward to Orlando,” Haines said.
Special Olympics is a non-profit organization and asks for donations to help bring all Wyoming athletes to competition.
“The logistics of getting 45 people from Wyoming to Orlando is sometimes a nightmare, and it’s very expensive at this point. We’re so grateful for the community support, we really rely heavily on private and community donations to make these things happen. happen,” Haines said.
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