Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Little League News: Send-off Celebration for the PA Delegation of Spec...

17 PA Athletes, Coaches and Staff to Represent USA at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019
On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, the World of Little League® Museum and Official Store in South Williamsport, Pa., will host 17 Special Olympics Pennsylvania athletes, coaches and staff for a send-off celebration prior to their departure for the 2019 Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi. Send-off activities, taking place from 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., will feature a brief program with special guests, a group museum and stadium tour, lunch, and police escort for the delegation heading to the Newark Liberty International Airport.

The Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019 will be held from March 14-21, 2019 in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, where more than 7,000 athletes from over 170 countries will compete in 24 different individual and team sports. Special Olympics USA will send a 313-member delegation to represent the United States, comprised of 216 athletes, 63 coaches and approximately 34 delegation members who support team operations. Team members will compete in 18 of the 24 sports offered: athletics, basketball, bocce, bowling, cycling, equestrian, football (soccer), golf, gymnastics – artistic, gymnastics—rhythmic, open water swimming, powerlifting, sailing, swimming, table tennis, tennis, triathlon, and volleyball.

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