The 2016 Special Olympics Washington Summer Games will host nearly 2,000 Special Olympics athletes at Joint Base Lewis-McChord June 3-5.
Nearly 300 Law Enforcement Officers from across Washington are running the Special Olympics “Flame of Hope” from the Lakewood Police Department beginning at 5 p.m. and arriving at the base through the JBLM McChord Field main gate at approximately 6 p.m. Following the arrival on the base, Law Enforcement Officers will present the “Flame of Hope” at Opening Ceremonies beginning 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. These events showcase strength, skill, courage and the belief that everyone competes.
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 summer games.
Athletic competitions will be held at JBLM Lewis Main and JBLM Lewis North on Saturday and Sunday.Print This Post