Celebrate Greatness At The Special Olympics Games
The first quadrennial Special Olympics National Games was held July 1-8, 2006 in Ames, Iowa. The Iowa State University was the first venue where more than 3,000 athletes from all 50 states competed in 13 sports. Actor Tom Arnold served as Master of Ceremonies for the Opening Ceremonies. Other celebrities who graced the event included NFL quarterback Kurt Warner and actor Brandon Routh, who are both from Iowa.
“These Games are expected to be the most significant sporting event to come to Seattle since the 1990 Goodwill Games. We hope to leave a legacy of increased awareness and support for Special Olympics here in Washington long after the Games are over.” says Beth Knox, who is the President and CEO of the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games.
Flame of Hope
The Flame of Hope serves as the symbol of the Special Olympics. As it is used much in the same spirit as the Olympic Flame at the Olympic Games, the Flame of Hope is lit during a traditional ceremony in Athens. Greece.
After lighting, the Flame is relayed on foot to the organizing city. This is done by members of law enforcement agencies and Special Olympics athletes. Known as the Law Enforcement Torch Run, the relay serves as the flagship of international fundraising efforts.
Special Olympics World Games
The inaugural Special Olympics Summer Games was held in Chicago, Illinois in 1968. In 1977, the first International Special Olympics Summer Games was held in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. In 1991, the name International Special Olympics Summer/Winter Games was changed to Special Olympics World Summer/Winter Games.
The last World Winter Games was held in 2017 in Styria, Austria. It was the second time the city hosted the event which it also hosted in 1993, the first time the Special Olympics Games was held outside the United States.
Promotional Products For The Special Olympics
In celebration of competition and greatness of Special Olympics USA, here are some custom promotional products that will boost the celebration of the event:
Cheering Mitts. Show your support for your state with these cheering mitts with logo. Cheer for every goal and every shot, uplift the spirit of your team with these mitts. It is the perfect accessory for building competitive spirit.
Binoculars. If you want to be closer to where the action is, this sports binocular will do just that. It will allow you to see who scored the first goal or who won the gold medal in athletics.
Stadium Cups. Feeling thirsty but do not want to miss the action? This stadium cups with logo will ensure that you do not miss the action while sipping on your favorite beverage.
Stadium Cushions. When there is no more place to sit on when watching the competition, stadium cushions with logo will allow you to sit anywhere and watch the games from wherever you are.
As the Special Olympics Games USA approaches, imprinted promotional products will serve as a reminder of the competitiveness and spirit of the athletes as they strive for greatness.