World Winter Games - Austria 2017

Tuesday, March 14, 2017


Special Olympics has many thousands of competitions around the world every year. Our athletes train in 30-plus 615-513-1375  sports in close to 170 countries. Every two years, there's a World Games that shows off the best our m 615-329-1375  ovement has to offer. For many of our athletes, attending a World Games is the dream of a lifetime. For almost 3,000 Special Olympics athletes, that dream will come true in the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games. In March 2017, they will travel to the mountains of Austria. About 1,000 coaches will come with them. Our athletes will ski, skate, snowboard, snowshoe, shoot balls and shoot pucks to see who will win the gold--and who will not. 


The competitions will be held in three places in Austria. Figure skating, speed skating, floorball, floor hockey and stick shooting will be held in Graz. Cross country skiing will be held in Ramsau. Alpine skiing and snowboarding will be held in Schladming.

We are excited for Tennessee athletes Daniel Dehaan (Alpine Skiing) and Robert Miller (Snowboarding) who have been selected to be a part of Team USA. Please consider a monetary donation to support Daniel and Robert at World Winter Games - Austria 2017!