By Lori Besig, Manager, Communications, Walt Disney World Resort
The excitement is building for the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games taking place June 5-12 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Yesterday, Walt Disney World Resort announced that thousands of athletes, families, and fans in attendance for the games will be treated to legendary entertainment- sprinkled with a little magic- with an exciting Opening Ceremony produced by Disney Live Entertainment.
Disney has a long-standing relationship with Special Olympics, which has included additional sponsorship and in-kind support for the USA Games, as well as staging multiple state and local events at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. As the presenting sponsor of the Volunteer Program for the 2022 Special Olympic USA Games, Disney will also support the families and fans cheering on the athletes this summer with cast members and community volunteers.
Special Olympics USA, Experience Kissimmee and Walt Disney World Resort made the announcement during the Special Olympics USA Games’ Head of Delegates meeting at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
Keep checking back on the Disney Parks Blog for more updates on this and other Special Olympics Florida events hosted every year at Disney.