BV Special Olympians to compete in 2014 USA Games
January 23. 2014 10:33AM
The Special Olympics USA Games will be hosted by New Jersey June 14-21. Nearly 3,500 athletes will compete in 16 Olympic-style team and individual sports, with support of 1,000 coaches, 10,000 volunteers and 50,000 family members, friends and spectators.
Among the Team South Dakota members are two Brandon Valley Special Olympics athletes: Abbie Benz and Chad Hanten, both members of Team South Dakota’s basketball team.
The Special Olympics USA Games will celebrate the Special Olympics movement to promote the ideals of acceptance and inclusion through sport and showcase athletes from throughout the U.S. and the abilities of people with intellectual disabilities. The 2014 USA Games will also highlight Special Olympics’ work in sport, education, health and communities.
To learn more about the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games go to www.2014specialolympics.org or follow the Games on Facebook at Facebook.com/SpecialOlympicsUSAGames and Twitter @2014USAGames.