The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games will be held in Seattle, Washington July 1-6, 2018.

Nearly 3,500 athletes will compete in an array of Olympic-type team and individual sports, with the support of 1,000 coaches, and tens of thousands (if not more!) volunteers and spectators. The Games will celebrate the Special Olympics movement, 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 2018 USA Games will also highlight Special Olympics’ work in sport, education, health and community-building.  #RiseWithUs

As the Official Broadcaster for the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, ESPN’s coverage will be carried across the ABC and ESPN family of networks in the U.S. (ABC, ESPN2), as well as streamed on the newly re-imagined ESPN App. Live swimming competition coverage will be streamed on ESPN3.  Find more information and the complete schedule here.

Team Rhode Island

Head of Delegation: Casie Rhodes
Asst. Head of Delegation: Chris Hopkins
Medical: Greg Jones
LETR Final Leg: Chief Bill Ziehl

Coach: Stacy Lynch
Ryan Fleming
North Infante
Emily Miller
Rachel Rasnick

Coach: Sue Carlson
Nicholas Caprio
Kelsey Kriner
Antonio Piccerillo
Marina Temple

Unified Bowling
Coach: Megan Leonard
Athlete: Kayla Delehanty
Unified Partner: Crista DiSano

Coach: Alan Lussier
Chris Lussier
Joe Siravo
Keith Wilcox
Unified Partner:  Paul Lonczak

Coach: Joe Patrick
Stephenie Kane
Norm Marsh
Andy Tabachini

nified Champions Schools
Mt. Pleasant High School Unified Basketball Team

Coach: Zachary Pinto
Asst. Coach:  Clarence Suthers
Raymond Arciliares
Christopher Cotto
Charles Fontes
Cassiana Fuller
Maurice Johnson
Jaylayah Murray
Unified Partners:
Moises Flores
Cazzimaria Johnson
Luis Nolasco
Matthew Osinaga     

Unified Champion Schools – Youth Leadership Experience
Coordinator:  Stephanie Beaudette
Athlete:  Brady Pendergast
Unified Partner:  Peter Marchand