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Special Olympics 2016 - 2017
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Darren E. Johnson, DD
State Special Olympics Chairman
Phone: (253) 709-4588

Special Olympics Spring Games 2017

The Special Olympics Spring Games 2017 was held on June 2-4th at PLU and JBLM, there were 2000 Athletics in attendances from around the state. This year at the open ceremonies at PLU’s Olson Auditorium the Color Corp was there to present the colors and then I presented Special Olympics Washington a check on behalf of Columbus Charites (Tootsie Roll Drive funds) for $55,000.00 (see picture below with SO President and CEO Dave Lenox and myself). The Special Olympics Spring event started mainly at PLU on Saturday morning and a group (50 members from 6 different councils) of early rising knights (6am start time) and family members made over 4000 lunches for Saturday and Sunday (see picture below). We had food left over which was taken to the downtown Puyallup food banks for the hungry by Holy Disciples KCs and about 1000 lobs of meat taken by the St Francis Cabrini knights to Nativity House and the Lutheran Church food bank in Lakewood. And over 100 sandwiches that were distributed to needy people in Lakewood area.  Thanks to all the Knights and wives that worked hard from 6:00am to 12 noon and beyond for those delivering to the foodbanks. Special thanks to the councils listed below because we can do so much when we come together and hopefully I don’t miss anyone.


Fr Nicholas Rausch OSB Council 1643 – Olympia

St. Francis Cabrini Council 4322 – Lakewood

All Saints Council 1629 – Puyallup

Our Lady of heaven Council 6806 – Spanaway

Four Chaplains Council 10652 – JBLM

Holy Disciples Council 11948 – Puyallup

Columbiettes from All Saints - Puyallup


God Bless

Darren E. Johnson

Special Olympics State Chairman

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National Upcoming Events

Sunday August 23, 2015 - Charity Ride for Special Olympics Washington
Friday August 28, 2015 - Cop on Top Yakima
Saturday August 29, 2015 - Northwest Ride of Dreams & Classic Car Show