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Walt Disney World Resort to Serve as Official Host of 2022 Special Olympics USA Games

Reggie Roberts

by , Sports Public Relations Manager

The excitement is building as plans for one of the nation’s most inspiring sporting events – Special Olympics – come together for the 2022 USA Games.

And guess what?

On Thursday, Walt Disney World Resort announced it will serve as the official host of the 2022 Special Olympic USA Games, which will take place at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. These games will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Special Olympics Florida.  An event of this scale happens because of the thousands of dedicated volunteers who are passionate supporters and super fans, which is why Disney is also proud to be the Presenting Partner of the 2022 USA Games Volunteer Program.

Holding the event at Walt Disney World Resort continues the long standing relationship the company has with Special Olympics, which also includes additional sponsorship and in-kind support for the USA Games, as well as employee volunteers.

For the first time in the Games’ history, athletes were invited to create the logo for the 2022 USA Games.  Nine athletes contributed to the design, including four from the state of Florida. The new logo was unveiled as part of a ceremony held on Thursday. 

Keep checking back on the Disney Parks Blog for more updates on this and other Special Olympics Florida events hosted every year at Disney including the State Summer Games, the State Fall Classic and the State Golf Championships. 

Comments

  • What beautiful news!

  • My daughter is a Special Olympian. She is working hard to make her state team so she can go in 2022. This news will make her work even harder.

  • love it that WALT DISNEY WORLD WAS PICK FOR 2022 USA GAMES BIG WIN FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS IT WILL BIGGEST USA SPECIAL OLYMPICS GAMES EVER

  • I am so happy and excited that Walt Disney was chosen for this wonderful event! I would love to be there

  • My name is Richard, and I’am a Special Olympic Athlete. I did not know that Walt Disney World was having the USA World Games in 2022, I’am so excited!!!!, I am definitely most certainly going to train my Hardest and practice my hardest for this one chance in a lifetime for a extraordinary and beautiful place. I pray and hope to God I get picked to go too this Walt Disney World USA World games 2022.