Opening Ceremonies concludes with the dramatic arrival of the Flame of Hope escorted by a police motorcade and law enforcement personnel. The law enforcement personnel will be joined by Special Olympics athletes, and together, they will light the Special Olympics caldron to officially open the Games.
Athletes are why we exist. Volunteers are how we exist. Some 250 coaches will accompany our athletes for the duration of Summer Games. Over the course of the weekend, another 1,200 volunteers will come out to help.
Of course one of the most important duties of all is being a fan in the stands and cheering for our athletes! Spectators are welcome and admission is free!.
After weeks of training and competing at a regional competition, athletes will experience the thrill of competing in state-of-the-art collegiate athletic facilities on the UC Davis campus.
Aquatics - Schaal Aquatic Center
Bocce - A Street Field
Tennis - Welch Tennis Center
Track & Field - Toomey Field
Olympic Village provides athletes the opportunity to relax, make new friends and unwind in between their competitive events. Athletes can visit the Law Enforcement Torch Run booth to hobnob with their favorite officers and enjoy the various sponsor booths provided for the entertainment of the athletes.
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Opening Ceremony - Part 1
Opening Ceremony - Part 2