2019 World Games

The countdown has begun to the 2019 Special Olympics World Games, set for 14-21 March in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. More than 7,000 athletes from 170 countries will compete in 24 summer sports, along with 2,500 coaches and 20,000 volunteers. These will be the first Special Olympics World Games in the Middle East/North Africa region.

Missouri is proud to have one athlete on Special Olympics USA. Colin Garrison will represent Special Olympics USA at the 2019 World Summer Games in the sport of bocce. We also have a law enforcement officer running the LETR Final Leg. Officer Mark Priebe of the Springfield Police Department will represent Missouri LETR. We look forward to their adventures in Abu Dhabi, and we hope Colin can bring home the gold!

Click the link below to learn more about Colin and to support his fundraising efforts!

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