GILLETTE WINS BID TO HOST SPECIAL OLYMPICS WYOMING 2020 STATE SUMMER GAMES

Written by on August 29, 2019

GILLETTE, WY – Special Olympics Wyoming is pleased to announce their 2020 Summer Games will be held in Gillette, April 30 and May 1 & 2. Phil Grabrick, Local Coordinator of the Special Olympics Wyoming Gillette Masters program, submitted a bid cataloging facility availability, community excitement, involvement, and support. Special Olympics Wyoming President & CEO, Priscilla Dowse said, “Our organization has held this event in Laramie for the last fifteen years, and they have been a terrific host. Returning the games to Gillette under Phil’s leadership is exciting.  We’re looking forward to working with his team and the community to provide the best for our athletes”.

Venues for competition will include Thunder Basin High School, Campbell County High School, and Aquatic Center, the Pronghorn Center, and the Campbell County Recreation Center. Approximately 500 beds will be reserved at local hotel/motels and many local restaurants, and retail businesses will be patronized throughout the three-day event by the approximate 1000 visitors.

If you’re interested in contributing or volunteering locally, please contact Phil Grabrick. He can be reached atgrabrick1@msn.com or (307) 299-6400.

More information can be found at www.specialolympicswy.org.

Special Olympics Wyoming is a not-for-profit organization providing year-round sports training, athletic competition and other related programs to children and adults with intellectual disabilities; offering them continuing opportunities to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship.  Special Olympics Wyoming changes lives by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect.

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