Press Room

Special Olympics is a global movement that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sports, every day around the world. We empower people with intellectual disabilities to become accepted and valued members of their communities, which leads to a more respectful and inclusive society for all.

In Washington State, we provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for 18,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

2017 Press Releases

Seattle Polar Plunge
Kennewick Polar Plunge

2016 Press Releases

Breakfast with Champions
Winter Games Release
USA Games Sports Team
Summer Games
Summer Sports Classic
Sounders Sendoff
Red Robin
Polar Plunge Tacoma
Polar Plunge Release
House Raffle Release
Hoopfest
Turkey Bowl
Bowling
Red Robin

2015 Press Releases

World Games Send Off
Winter Games 2015
Turkey Bowl
Summer Games
Summer Sports Classic
Polar Plunge Tacoma
Red Robin Polar Plunge
Over the Edge Spokane
House Raffle
Kenmore Bowling
House Raffle Talking Points
Seattle U Soccer
Breakfast with Champions

2014 Press Releases

Special Olympics Polar Plunge
SPORT Restuarant to Celebrate Athletes & Winter Games
Tacoma Polar Plunge
Winter Games 2014
House Raffle Early Bird Drawing #1
Unified Soccer Kickoff
2014 Breakfast with Champions!
Summer Games 2014
US National Games
Over the Edge Spokane
New CEO: Dave Lenox
Over the Edge Seattle
Red Robin Tip-A-Cop

2013 Press Releases

Special Olympics World Winter Games
Special Olympics World Winter Games Sendoff
World Winter Games Results
Special Olympics Polar Plunge Seattle
Special Olympics Polar Plunge Tacoma
Special Olympics Winter Games 2013
Special Olympics Seattle Unified Soccer Kickoff
Special Olympics Tacoma Unified Soccer Kickoff
Special Olympics South America Unified Soccer Invitational
Summer Games 2013
Krispy Kreme & Special Olympics
Over the Edge Spokane
Buffalo Wild Wings for Special Olympics
Run from the Cops Renton
Over the Edge Seattle
Run from the Cops
Red Robin Tip-a-Cop
Unified Basketball Kickoff 

Media Contact:
Jaymelina Esmele
Director of Marketing and Communications
(206) 578-3339
jesmele@sowa.org