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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.

 

For the list of everyone going to Seattle see the “official list” attached. Each athlete and team created their own pages at www.teamsomd.com. You can find more pictures in our Team Maryland dropbox.

 

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

Seattle, Washington

 

**Media interested in more information or receiving more photos from Team Maryland may contact Kira Northrop at knorthrop@somd.org or 410-242-1515 ext. 143.

 

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.