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Walt Disney World to host 2022 Special Olympics

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Posted at 7:35 AM, Aug 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-11 10:35:57-04

Walt Disney World Resort will serve as the official host of the 2022 Special Olympic USA Games, the company announced Thursday.

The Games will take place at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Special Olympics Florida.

The games will take place June 5 through June 12.

The company has a long relationship with the Special Olympics, according to the Disney Parks Blog."

An event of this scale happens because of the thousands of dedicated volunteers who are passionate supporters and super fans, which is why Disney is also proud to be the Presenting Partner of the 2022 USA Games Volunteer Program," according to a recent blog post. F

or the first time in the Games’ history, athletes were invited to create the logo for the 2022 USA Games. Nine athletes contributed to the design.

Other Special Olympics Florida events are hosted every year at Disney including the State Summer Games, the State Fall Classic and the State Golf Championships.

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