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.”