The 2022 Special Olympics USA Games Organizing Committee has announced that Walt Disney World will be the host of the event.
The announcement was shared during a celebration ceremony at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, along with the reveal of the Games’ logo – which, for the first time ever, was designed by nine Special Olympics athletes.
The Games will take place at ESPN Wide World of Sports. This is just one way that Disney will support Special Olympics and the 2022 games, which also includes additional sponsorship and support for the USA Games, acting as Presenting Partner for the Volunteer Program, and ESPN’s role as Global Presenting Sponsor of Special Olympics Unified Sports.
“Special Olympics athletes provide inspiration to millions of people around the world,” said Rena Langley, senior vice president of Walt Disney World Public Affairs and Communications. “Competing at this level is an incredible achievement, one that requires tremendous commitment, dedication and leadership skills. As the presenting partner of the volunteer program, we’re honored and proud to support the friends, families, and fans that will be here cheering on the athletes, and we’re excited to host the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort.”
Taking place June 5-11, the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games will host more than 4,000 athletes, 10,000 volunteers, 1,500 coaches, and 125,000 fans from across the country. The Games will have as many as 16 Olympic-type team and individual sports, and as many as five demonstration sports.
To learn more about the 2022 Games, visit 2022USAGames.org.