Team USA Welcome Home Party

Congratulations to our Special Olympics World Winter Games Athletes!

We are so proud of Team USA’s 151 athletes for competing in the Winter Games in PyeongChang, Republic of Korea,  from Jan 29th – Feb 5th!. They joined the 2,300 athletes (from 112 countries) competing for gold in 8 Olympic-type sports: Alpine Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Snow Boarding, Snow Shoeing, Short Track Speed Skating, Figure Skating, Floor Hockey and Floor Ball demonstration.

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.