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SPECIAL OLYMPICS MARYLAND ANNOUNCES TEAM MARYLAND DELEGATION ATTENDING 2018 USA GAMES IN SEATTLE
WHAT: The Team Maryland Delegation for the 2018 USA Games has been selected. The 68 Special Olympics Maryland (SOMD) athletes, 8 partners, and 19 coaches will compete in 10 different sports in Seattle, WA. SOMD is sending athletes to compete in powerlifting, tennis, bowling, bocce, athletics, swimming, basketball, golf and soccer.
More than 4,000 athletes and coaches from all 50 states and the District of Columbia will attend the games. At least 10,000 volunteers will be recruited to support the Games and 70,000 spectators are expected to attend. Venues include the University of Washington, King County Aquatic Center, Seattle University, and Celebration Park.
In conjunction to the Games, the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) will carry the torch into Husky Stadium to open the games. LETR representatives from the US will run the torch throughout the state of Washington the week prior to the games. Our LETR representative is going to be Gus Proctor, a sheriff from Charles County.
WHO: 110 members of Team Maryland will travel to Seattle, WA for the 2018 USA Games
WHEN: July 1-6, 2018
WHERE: University of Washington
ABOUT SPECIAL OLYMPICS MARYLAND (SOMD)
Special Olympics Maryland (SOMD) is a year-round sports organization dedicated to providing quality sports training and competition opportunities to Maryland’s children and adults with intellectual disabilities and/or closely related development disabilities. SOMD currently provides thousands of sports experiences annually for athletes statewide, and offers 27 sports, all at no cost to the athletes or their families. For more information about SOMD visit www.somd.org or call 410-242-1515.