LARAMIE, Wyo. (May 18, 2017) – Over 600 athletes and coaches from all over Wyoming will arrive in Laramie for the 2017 Special Olympics Wyoming State Summer Games, which are set to begin on Thursday. There will be a number of Wyoming athletics coaches and student-athletes that will help volunteer with the events throughout the weekend.
“For myself and our wrestlers to be able to get involved is a way to be held accountable,” assistant wrestling coach Teyon Ware said. “This is a great event and there is nothing quite like being around athletes that enjoy what they are doing. The athletes are here and have put the work in, it’s exciting and an incredible opportunity to witness them demonstrate their skills.”
Competition events will be hosted in the University of Wyoming Fieldhouse, Corbett Building, Laramie High School and Recreation Center. Basketball, power lifting, aquatics and track and field events are scheduled to take place in Laramie during the games.
“We have a group that we work with and support the best we can, just like the student-athletes here at Wyoming,” Ware added. “These athletes have a great time at the events. I have been involved since 2013 and have enjoyed it from the beginning.”
Registration begins tomorrow morning at 10:30 a.m. MT at the Laramie Recreation Center, while competition will start at 1 p.m. for both Thursday and Friday, pending weather. The opening ceremonies are expected to take place at Deti Stadium at 7 p.m. on Thursday. Laramie high school will host a victory banquet and dance on Friday evening at 6 p.m.
Special Olympics Wyoming serves nearly 1,600 athletes in 15 sports through 44 local programs, from 100+ communities throughout the state. Special Olympics Wyoming is still looking for volunteers for the games this weekend. The link above lists all of the times and locations as well as links to register for anyone interested.