The annual Special Olympics Wyoming Winter Games begins with opening ceremonies at 7:00 pm tonight at Jackson Hole High School. Special Olympics Chief Executive Officer and President Pricilla Dowse says the event will bring over 300 athletes and their coaches from about 30 programs throughout the state to participate in the competition. Teams competing in this year’s Winter Games hail fromCody, Lander, Thermopolis, Washakie County, Star Valley, Sublette County, Crook County, Gillette, Newcastle, Sheridan, Casper, Douglas, and of course Jackson. Volunteers including local Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Jackson Hole Community Band, Resident Olympic Champions, and community leaders will be on hand to welcome the special athletes and set the tone for the games. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, and Teton Pines will provide the venues for Alpine, Snowboard, Snowshoe, and Cross Country events. Members of the public are invited to attend the events and encourage the Special Olympians in their quests.