• Final Logistics for our Volunteers for the SO USA Games!

    Dear Wonderful Students, Teachers, Principals, Families and Parishioners!

    The countdown is closing in for the start of the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games hosted in Seattle, WA this July 1- 6, 2018. It's time to #RiseWithUs! Let's celebrate the 1st 50 years of Special Olympics and vision together what inclusion could look like in every faith community over the next 50 years!

    On behalf of the Diversified Learners Committee (DLC), we extend our heartfelt thanks for ALL the many ways your school and parish communities have been preparing for the Games! It's SO CLOSE! Just a few final items......

    IF you are part of the mile-long CHEERLINE on Sunday, July 1st, you are welcome to wear RED/WHITE/ or BLUE shirts to be in the spirit. IF you school or parish community has a school-wide or parish-wide t-shirt to represent your community, you can sure wear that to represent your Cheerline team!

    We are so grateful to have Katie Niemer, 7th grade teacher at Sacred Heart School, Bellevue, as our official DL photographer for the Games! Katie will be watching for YOU and trying to capture some of our Archdiocese of Seattle (holy) spirit ... SO SMILE!

    Remember our 3.5 ways to volunteer??
    • Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30: SEATAC INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT! It’s AIRPORT WELCOME DAY and we have shifts for Greeters, Baggage Claim Helpers, and Guides to Light Rail! Please help us welcome the Special Olympics athletes, their families, and SO delegates!!!
    • Saturday, June 30: 7:00 PM. SPECIAL OLYMPICS MASS FOR THE ATHLETES, their families, SO delegates and friends with Archbishop J. Peter Sartain. University of Washington Campus. Facilitated by the Inclusion Ministry Committee, DL Committee, and the Knights of Columbus. Location: UW Campus, KANE HALL Room 130.
    • Sunday, July 1 9 AM to 12:30 PM – Join our Archdiocesan schools/parishes for the mile long CHEER LINE to honor all SO Athletes as they gather for the Parade of Athletes! Families who volunteer will have access into Opening Ceremonies. Stay and be FANs IN THE STANDs! Sunday, July 1: 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM Opening Ceremonies! University of Washington's HUSKY Stadium: The Parade of Athletes, entertainment, and the Lighting of the Special Olympics Cauldron to open the Games!

    Finally, the home-made signs! WOW! The signs are darling and we will hand them out as we find our places along the mile long Cheerline Sunday morning!

    Remember, we are rooting and praying for TEAM FRANNIE RONAN and TEAM SIMON VAN GIESEN!

    And finally, The Special Olympics athlete's oath, which was first introduced by Eunice Kennedy Shriver at the inaugural Special Olympics international games in Chicago in 1968, is....
    "Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."

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