The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games are coming to Seattle July 1-6 and are expected to be one of the city’s biggest events ever. A national sporting competition with more than 4,000 participants from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, the event is expected to draw tens of thousands of volunteers and spectators.
“The 2018 USA Games will be one of the largest and most significant events in the history of Seattle and its success will be due in part to the support of our corporate partners and our shared commitment to furthering the ideals of inclusion,” said Beth Knox, president and CEO of the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games. “With less than a month to go until the Opening Ceremony, these new corporate partners are helping us reach our fundraising goal while engaging their employees in a meaningful way.”
New partners include Lyft, which will provide discounted transportation for athletes, coaches, and families; T-Mobile, which has established a text-to-give program in support of the games; and Tommy Hilfiger, which will showcase its new clothing line, “Tommy Hilfiger Adaptive,” to advertise its inclusive design solutions that make getting dressed easier for both adults and children. Walmart, The Walt Disney Company, REI, Nordstrom, and Baden Sports are also among the newest sponsors for the 2018 Special Olypmics.
A complete list of partners can be found at specialolympics.org/partners. You can follow updates about the games on Facebook (@SpecialOlympicUSAGames), Twitter (@2018USAGames), and Instagram (@SpecialOlympicsUSAGames).