Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. – The 2011 Special Olympics Washington Summer Games will be held at Joint Base Lewis-McChord June 3-5.
The Special Olympics “Flame of Hope” is scheduled to arrive at JBLM McChord Field in time for the opening ceremony, which is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m(immediately following the parade of athletes).
Each year, thousands of athletes and volunteers come to the installation to participate in two days of athletic competition in events such as track & field, cycling, power-lifting and soccer.
JBLM provides venues for the Summer Games, as well as logistical support (transportation, utilities, communication, meals, and lodging). Many members of the military community also volunteer at the games.
Athletic competitions will be held at JBLM Lewis Main and JBLM Lewis North on Saturday and Sunday.
Media are invited to cover the opening ceremony at JBLM McChord Field Friday, and athletic competitions at JBLM Lewis Main from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
For more information about the Special Olympics Summer Games, please contact Dan Wartelle, at (206) 795-0965.