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Special Olympics 2017 - 2018
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Darren E. Johnson
State Special Olympics Chairman
Phone: (253) 709-4588

The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games

Time to get excited!  July 1-6, 2018 - Seattle

·         Wednesday July 4th - The Knights of Columbus will be manpower behind the USA Games Family Fourth of July Party at UW Husky Stadium! 200 General Volunteers are needed for 2 shifts to join the Knights of Columbus as they will setup, distribute the food, tear down after the party! 2 shifts available - July 4th, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM and/or July 4th, 2018 from 2:30 PM to 10:30 PM. Call Special Olympics Chairman Darren Johnson with questions at 253-709-4588 or email SPECIALOLYMPICS@KOFC-WA.ORG


Other Opportunities to Volunteer with the Archdiocese of Seattle


·         Friday, June 29: SEATAC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT! It’s AIRPORT WELCOME DAYand we have shifts for Greeters, Baggage Claim Helpers, and Guides to Light Rail! Please help us welcome the Special Olympics athletes, their families, and SO delegates!!!

·         Saturday, June 307:00 PM. MASS FOR THE ATHLETES, their families and SO delegates and friends with Archbishop J. Peter Sartain. University of Washington Campus. Facilitated by the Inclusion Ministry Committee and Knights of Columbus.

·         Sunday, July 1: 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM Opening Ceremonies! University of Washington's HUSKY Stadium: The Parade of Athletes, entertainment, and the Lighting of the Special Olympics Cauldron to open the Games! 9 AM to 12:30 PM – Join as Archdiocesan schools for the mile long CHEER LINE to honor all SO Athletes as they gather for the Parade of Athletes! Families who volunteer will have access into Opening Ceremonies. Stay and be FANs IN THE STANDs!

It's our time to get ready! Can you join us? Sign up to volunteer!


Go to : 
Use Access code: 
SPIRIT2018 to unlock your volunteer choices!

Everyone who selects a shift will be prompted to ALSO select a training of their choice. If they choose the "cheer line" then they can choose the first training which is an "opt out". Once you register, you can always readjust your volunteer commitment. All volunteers need to sign up by April 15, 2018!

Please contact me with any questions regarding any part of the games.

Darren E. Johnson

Special Olympics State Chairman -Knights of Columbus

Cell 253-709-4588


Helpful Links

Upcoming Events

Spring games Tacoma June 1-3
Summer games Everett Aug 17-19
Fall games Renton Nov 30- Dec 2nd
Winter games Wenachtee March 1-3