More than 300 Special Olympics Wyoming athletes, Unified Sports Partners, and coaches from throughout the Cowboy State will arrive in Jackson tomorrow for this year’s State Winter Games competition. The state Winter Games is one of five main state competition events held through the year. Athletes will compete in Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort while Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing athletes will compete at Wayne May Park in town. The 2019 event will kick off with a Law Enforcement Torch Run through the community of Jackson starting at 2:00 pm at the Visitor’s Center and ending at 2:30 pm at the Town Square. Law Enforcement and athletes will carry the Flame of Hope to the Jackson Hole High School auditorium for Winter Games Opening Ceremony, which begins at 7:00 pm. Members of the public are encouraged to attend and support the athletes. According to Special Olympics Wyoming, over 200 athletes on 27 teams from the communities of Casper, Cody, Crook County, Douglas, Evanston, Gillette, Jackson, Lander, Newcastle, Powell, Pinedale, Riverton, Sheridan, Star Valley, Sublette County, Thermopolis, Washakie County, and teams from South Dakota, Utah, and Montana will be participating.
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