From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Reggie Roberts
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.