2018 USA Games Fundraiser at Teatro ZinZanni

On November 16, Teatro ZinZanni’s famous spiegeltent was the site of a special fundraiser performance of “Love, Chaos & Dinner” to benefit the 2018 USA Games. All eyes were on the center ring as guests dined on award-winning regional American cuisine from Chef Jason Wilson and reveled with USA Games Ambassadors Taylor Graham, Steve Largent, Gary Payton, Ray Roberts, Dan Wilson, Jim Zorn and more. Other evening highlights included a live auction featuring ultimate fan experiences from the Seahawks and the Sounders FC, as well as a Fender Duff McKagan Signature bass guitar signed by Guns N’ Roses.

Photos by: Rod Mar

Amazon to Sponsor The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games Closing Ceremony

Amazon lends support for largest sporting event to hit Seattle in more than 25 years

SEATTLE – Nov. 16, 2017 – The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games Organizing Committee announced today that Amazon will be presenting sponsor of the 2018 USA Games Closing Ceremony (www.specialolympicsusagames.org) in the company’s hometown of Seattle. In July 2018, more than 4,000 Special Olympics athletes, coaches and representatives from across the U.S., along with tens of thousands of volunteers and spectators, will gather in Seattle for six days of national-caliber competition in 14 individual and team sports.

The 2018 USA Games kick off with the Opening Ceremony at Husky Stadium on Sunday, July 1, and culminate on Friday, July 6, with the Closing Ceremony presented by Amazon. The Closing Ceremony will be held at the iconic Lake Union Park in Seattle and will be free and open to the public.

“We are excited to partner with the Special Olympics USA Games and welcome more than 4,000 athletes and coaches to South Lake Union,” said Jeff Wilke, CEO Amazon Worldwide Consumer. “Special Olympics embraces diversity and inclusion – values that Amazon shares. It’s an honor to support the USA Games, athletes, coaches and families who have traveled from all over the country to compete in Seattle.”

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2018 Special Olympics USA Games Appoints Sports Commissioners and Technical Delegates

SEATTLE – October 4, 2017 – The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games announced today the lineup of sports commissioners and technical delegates for next year’s USA Games. The sports commissioners (SC) and technical delegates (TD) work hand-in-hand to ensure all aspects of the 14 individual and team competitions at the 2018 USA Games are properly and safely executed, and in compliance with the rules of Special Olympics and of each sport’s national governing body.

From July 1-6 2018, more than 4,000 Special Olympics athletes, coaches and representatives from across the U.S., along with tens of thousands of volunteers and spectators, will gather in Seattle for six days of national-caliber competition.

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