April 14, 2015
The 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games will happen July 25, 2015 – August 2, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. Thousand Oaks is a host city for the Games. The 2015 Games will feature competitions in 25 sports, including aquatics, gymnastics, track and field, basketball, football (soccer) and golf. More than 7,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities from around the world will compete. The 2015 Games will be the 14th Special Olympics World Summer Games. LA 2015 will mark the first World Summer Games held in the U.S. in 16 years. The LA2015 website is at www.LA2015.org Volunteers are needed. Here’s how. The Los Angeles Games will also provide a venue for global discussions and action on the impact Special Olympics can have on the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. More than 200 million people worldwide have an intellectual disability, making it the largest disability group worldwide. Intellectual disability crosses racial, ethnic, educational, social and economic lines, and can occur in any family. Volunteers and supporters are also essential to make the World Games a success. To apply to be one of the 30,000 volunteers for the World Games please visit:www.LA2015.org/volunteer. To help raise funds to cover costs associated with the visiting athletes, please visit support.la2015.org. For more information about the World Games, please visit www.LA2015.org/ and on social with #ReachUpLA on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Information courtesy Special Olympics.