What are the World Games?

With 7,000 athletes and 3,000 coaches representing 177 countries, along with 30,000 volunteers and an anticipated 500,000 spectators, the 2015 Special Olympics World Games - being staged in Los Angeles July 25 - August 2, 2015 - will be the largest sports and humanitarian event anywhere in the world this year.

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First-Ever Unified Relay Across America

Hitting Every State Over 46 days, Thousands Will Carry the Flame of Hope Lighting the Way to a Future of Inclusion and Respect for People with Intellectual Disabilities.

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Avril Lavigne New Song "Fly"

Avril Lavigne has announced that she has written a song called “Fly” for The Avril Lavigne Foundation to support Special Olympics. The song will be released in advance of the Special Olympics World Games, which will take place July 25-August 2, 2015.

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Be a Fan in the Stands!

The Games will take place on July 25 - August 2, 2015. Become an Official Fan in the Stands. The Fans in the Stands program is a volunteer role that will allow to lead your own team (friends, family, co-workers, church, etc.) to cheer on these amazing athletes!

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The World Games are almost here!

The Special Olympics World Games are coming to Los Angeles is almost here. Celebrate by helping raise awareness for the Games.

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Introducing New Designs and Bundles! Now Available: Kids' Tees, Game Day Totes and Ladies V-necks.


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July 25 - August 2, 2015

We are recruiting enthusiastic and committed volunteers to serve in many capacities. There are volunteer opportunities for you as an individual or with a group.

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Be a part of history. Support the World Games and the thousands of athletes coming from around the world. Even a small donation makes a big difference.

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Support an Athlete

Join the Support An Athlete campaign. Raise $2,500 with your friends and family and then be paired with an athlete competing at the World Games. Follow the athlete's progress at the Games. You can even cheer him or her on in person.

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