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Logo2018 Special Olympics USA Games - July 1 - 6 in Seattle

The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games will be held in Seattle, Washington from July 1-6, 2018. Nearly 3,500 athletes will compete in an array of Olympic-type team and individual sports, with the support of 1,000 coaches, and tens of thousands (if not more!) volunteers and spectators. The Games will celebrate the Special Olympics movement, promote the ideals of acceptance and inclusion through sport and showcase athletes from throughout the U.S. and the abilities of people with intellectual disabilities. The 2018 USA Games will also highlight Special Olympics’ work in sport, education, health and community-building.

A total of 50 athletes and 16 coaches, staff and unified partners will represent Team PA. Visit www.specialolympicsusagames.org to learn more.  USA Games Press Kit #RiseWithUs

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Selected 2018 Team PA Athletes & Coaches (PDF)


TEAM PA ATHLETES & COACHES:

ATHLETICS

Athletics

BASKETBALL

Basketball

BOCCE

Bocce

BOWLING

Bowling

GOLF

Golf

GYMNASTICS

Gymnastics

  • Hanna Gremo, Montgomery County, Gymnastics
  • Katharine Wenocur, Coach - Philadelphia, Gymnastics

POWERLIFTING

Powerlifting

7v7 UNIFIED SOCCER

Soccer

SWIMMING

Swimming

TENNIS

Tennis

  • David Miller, Adams County, Tennis
  • Sally Kinsey, Coach - Chester County, Tennis

TEAM PA HEADS OF DELEGATION

  • Gina Reid, Special Olympics PA, Head of Delegation
  • Mike Ermer, Special Olympics PA, Assistant Head of Delegation

YOUTH LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

  • Sam Phillips, Central Valley High School
  • Jaxon White, Central Valley High School
  • Kelsey Foster, Special Olympics PA, Schools & Youth Leadership Coordinator

LAW ENFORCEMENT TORCH RUN FINAL LEG 

  • Athlete: Ernie Roundtree, Monroe County
  • Law Enforcement Rep: Trooper Dave McGarvey

TEAM PA MONTHLY  FAMILY NEWSLETTERS:

TEAM PA GENERAL GAMES INFORMATION:

2018 USA GAMES ALLOCATIONS:

Slots were awarded based on interest and place of finish during qualifying events. All those expressing interest, meeting all athlete requirements/expectations and receiving approval of their local program were eligible for selection. All gold medalists or highest placing finishers were placed in a random draw for selection during closing ceremonies at Summer Games and Fall Festival in 2017.

TIMELINE:

  • June 2018: Mini-Training Camp and send-off at Summer Games
    • Coaches and athletes will train together throughout the weekend
    • Families will be invited
    • Send-off celebration for athletes/families, recognition during OC
  • July 2018: USA Games