The Special Olympics World Games are coming back to the United States. The City of Poway was honored to be named as one of the Host Cities that will welcome 100 athletes and coaches from one of the nations that will be competing in the games in July 2015.
Los Angeles is set to welcome more than 7,000 Special Olympics athletes from 170 nations to compete in 25 Olympic-type sports. The Special Olympics World Games will be the largest sports and humanitarian event anywhere in the world in 2015, and the biggest single event in Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympic Games. It's a world stage for athletes to demonstrate on the playing field their courage, determination, and spirit of sportsmanship.
The City of Poway will be 1 of 100 Host Towns in Southern California to welcome Special Olympic Athletes in advance of the World Games. Poway will roll out the red carpet for approximately 100 Special Olympic Athletes and Coaches from July 21 through July 24. The Special Olympic Athletes will have the opportunity to participate in social and cultural activities and events that are unique to Poway, as well as rest and practice prior to commencement of the games. With your support, we can showcase our great City, get to know the athletes, and foster an international connection to our local community.