Thursday May 03, 2018
Vermont will be represented at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games by 19 athletes, Unified partners, and coaches competing in athletics in track and field events, Unified basketball, and swimming. In April, the Team Vermont delegation was recognized at the Vermont State House, first in a meeting with Governor Phil Scott, followed by an introduction and reading of a Joint Resolution on the House floor.
“We are very proud of the delegation representing Vermont at the USA Games,” says Sue Minter, president and CEO of Special Olympics Vermont, which is headquartered in South Burlington. “These athletes, partners, and coaches, have been training hard – many of them for several years – to prepare to compete on the national stage. We are honored to be recognized for their efforts at the Statehouse today.”
Special Olympics Unified Sports bring people with and without intellectual disabilities together to compete on the same team. Every four years, Special Olympics presents the USA Games where athletes from across the country compete in 14 team and individual sports. Over 4000 Special Olympic athletes are expected to participate in the USA Games this July in Seattle, Washington.