Special Olympics USA Games will be held in Orlando in 2022.

The 2022 Special Olympics USA Games will be held in Orlando, Florida from  June 5th – June 11th.  The Games  will feature more than 4,000 athletes, 10,000 volunteers, 1,500 coaches and 125,000 fans from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, all of whom will unite in the Orlando area and participate in one of the country’s most cherished sporting events.

Athletes will compete in 16 Olympic-type team and individual sports and five demonstration sports.  The Games will promote the ideals of acceptance and inclusion through sport, and showcase the athleticism and abilities of people with intellectual disabilities, while highlighting Special Olympics’ work in sport, education, health and community-building.

Congratulations to 2022 USA Games Team Rhode Island
Head of Delegation: Stephanie Beaudette
Assistant Head of Delegation: Adam Johnson
Torch Run Representative: Detective Kyle Shibley
Medical: Cyndie Horan
Technical Delegate: Maegen Miller

Athletics:
Head Coach: Sue Carlson
Athletes: Deavon Shepherd, Cole Campbell, Sarah LaBreche, Christina Peacock

Bocce:
Head Coach: Greg Jones
Athletes: Todd McKinnon, Heather Wyrostek
Unified Partners: Darlene Pierce, Frank Wyrostek

Traditional Basketball:
Head Coach: Rick LaBreche
Assistant Coach: Michael Capuano
Athlete Coach: Ryan Fleming
Athletes: Jamar Abney, Deven Ainsburg, Alex Begin, Michael Coyne,
Michael Giguere, Thomas Palmer, Destinee Parenteau, Brady Pendergast, Cole Stenovitch, Davonny Walls

Youth Leadership Experience:
Mentor:  Christine Hoskins
Students: Katelyn Lima and Emily Smith