"This is 11 out of 10 best day of my life!"
2018 USA Games
Team Minnesota starting out strong!
After Saturday morning's send-off, our super excited athletes flew out to Seattle to get settled into their home away from home for the week: the University of Washington .
Sunday featured Opening Ceremony , and it was so inspiring to walk into the stadium and hear the announcer say, " Minnesota! " as athletics athlete Chris Tucker and Special Olympics Minnesota board member Leeann Metzmaker led our team.
"We’re here to take a stand for a different America,
because we see a different America, we believe
in a different America, and we’re determined
to create a different America...It’s an America
[where] we can already say that without fear or favor,
I choose to include ."

Tim Shriver, Chairman, Special Olympics International
Let me win...
Competition kicked off today,
and Team MN is bringing the heat!
Track stars Amy Weller, Chris Tucker and Alex Grant-Abban dominated their athletics competitions! Amy took first in the 1500M walk, while Chris grabbed gold in his 100M run division with Alex a super close second.
Richard Martin and Lucas Petrich brought their rackets and A games to the tennis courts. They'll be back tomorrow in both doubles and singles events.
Meanwhile, our Unified flag football team, the St. Michael-Albertville Stallions, pulled out a win with a heart-stopping last-minute catch by Derek Vetsch . Such a great game!
Stay tuned!
We'll be back again tomorrow with more news and photos from Team Minnesota at USA Games! We're having a terrific time and can't wait to share our experiences with you.

Can't wait??

Check out some of our recent press coverage!
And be sure to watch ESPN2 for USA Games highlights all week!
Tues July 3 - 5 p.m. CT
Wed July 4 - 4 p.m. CT
Thurs July 5 - 5 p.m. CT
Fri July 6 - 5 p.m. CT
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