Every four years Special Olympics conducts a National Summer Games in the United States that includes athletes from all 52 US Programs. Seattle, Washington is proud to have been selected as host of the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games.
Special Olympics North Carolina has received quota in 11 sports being offered during the 2018 USA Games for a total of 61 athletes and 19 coaches. Selections will begin by early fall 2017. USA. Over 3,000 athletes will compete at the 2018 USA Games.
While the Games will highlight competition, special events including Opening and Closing Ceremonies, athlete events and educational programs throughout the week, will create an experience of a lifetime for all athletes, families and volunteers in attendance…..leading to a change in understanding and acceptance of persons with Intellectual Disabilities in communities throughout Washington and throughout the United States.