We hosted our Opening Ceremonies on Friday, April 28
at Soldier Field bringing together thousands of athletes, coaches, families, volunteers, as well as corporate and community partners. Together we commemorated 49 years of a wonderful tradition in our great city, and kicked off a full week of competition. More memorable and life-changing events for our athletes to enjoy!
Thank you to everyone who helped us #FillTheField in honor of athletes. It was wonderful to have Justice Anne M. Burke, as well as Special Olympics International CEO, Mary Davis join us for this very special event. Thanks also to
our generous corporate partners: Wintrust,
Subway, Chicago White Sox,
Bank of America, Peoples Gas, Jones Lang LaSalle, iHeart Radio/WGCI, Advanced Resources, East Lake Management and United Airlines.
Our Spring Games Track & Field competition was comprised of five full days of offerings and makes up our largest annual event. Nearly 4,000 athletes participated in activities ranging from distance races, to shot put, to the pentathlon and wheel chair events.
We are also grateful to the hundreds of volunteers and dedicated coaches who kept all of our events and activities running smoothly. What a great week!