- August 29, 2019

Special Olympics Games Make Move To Gillette

by Jackson Hole Radio News

Special Olympics Wyoming has announced their 2020 Games will be held in Gillette, April 30th through May 2nd. Phil Grabrick, Local Coordinator of the Special Olympics Wyoming Gillette Masters program, submitted a bid cataloging facility availability, community excitement, involvement, and support.


Previously, the Summer Games have been held in Laramie for the last fifteen years. 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. The Winter Games, meanwhile will continue to be hosted in Jackson Hole, with the next Olympics February 4ththrough 6th.