The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games showcased the awe-inspiring abilities of thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities, promoted the ideals of acceptance and inclusion through sport, and celebrated the transformative power of Special Olympics.

From July 1-6, 2018 Seattle welcomed 3,500 athletes from across the country as they competed in 16 sports. A total of 10,000 family members and 50,000 fans joined the athletes to cheer them on.

Special Olympic Southern California sent 66 local athletes to the Games! They competed in athletics, basketball, bocce, golf, softball, swimming, tennis, and the unified high school competition.