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Press Release: Idaho Special Olympics Athletes to compete in USA games with an opportunity to qualify for World Games.

By • June 1, 2022

The following press release was sent out by the Special Olympics Idaho. Note: Press releases sent out by organizations do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of those at the Idaho Dispatch.

Idaho – June 5, 2022 — Special Olympics Idaho is excited to announce 22 athletes/36 total delegates from across Idaho will be traveling to Orlando, FL on June 3, 2022, to compete in the Special Olympics USA Games! Games kick off is June 5 and Games continue through June 12. The Games will showcase more than 5,500 athletes and coaches from around the country competing in front of more than 125,000 spectators and supporters.

Athletes have been training and competing for over 3 years and have qualified in Idaho to compete with the nation. Idaho Athletes will compete in football, track and field, golf, bowling, powerlifting and bocce ball.

Athletes compete at various venues throughout Orlando including Disney’s Coronado Springs, Exploria Stadium, ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex and Orange County National Golf Center to name a few. If our athletes qualify at USA Games, they will be invited to attend Special Olympics World Games being held in Berlin, Germany in 2023.

Please join in supporting Idaho’s Athletes! USA Games will be televised on ESPN beginning June 5th, 2022. You can also download the USA Games ap and follow athletes’ progress as well as send them notes of encouragement! If you or your company would like to donate or sponsor Special Olympics and our Athletes, please visit our website at

About Special Olympics Idaho: Established in 1971, Special Olympics Idaho “SOID” celebrated its’ 50th Anniversary last year. SOID was the host for Special Olympics World Winter Games in 2009. The mission of Special Olympics Idaho is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for all children and adults with intellectual disabilities. This gives 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.

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