2018 Special Olympics USA Games to Announce Artistic Collaborations and Opening Ceremony Performers

SEATTLE – The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games will announce artistic and entertainment elements of the 2018 USA Games at a press conference on Tuesday, March 27, at Chihuly Garden and Glass. Scheduled announcements and speakers include:

  • Collaborations with local artists Miguel Edwards, Catherine Mayer and Chihuly Studio.
  • The creative vision for the Opening Ceremony at Husky Stadium on Sunday, July 1, and the first set of performers confirmed for the show.
  • Timothy Shriver, Chairman of Special Olympics International, will also address the audience.

 WHEN:       Tuesday, March 27, 2018

 TIME:         9:30 – Check in/media set up

                  10:00-10:30 – Press conference

                  10:30-11:00 – Presenters and spokespeople available for interviews

 WHERE:     Chihuly Garden and Glass - 305 Harrison Street, Seattle

 WHO:         Beth Knox - President and CEO, 2018 Special Olympics USA Games

                      Timothy P. Shriver - Chairman, Special Olympics International

                      Jayme Powers - Chief Operating Officer and Executive Producer, 2018 Special Olympics USA Games

                     Kevin White - Founder and Chief Strategist, XPL

                     Miguel Edwards - Sculptor, Photographer and Installation Artist

                     Catherine Mayer – Artist

                     Karen Phelps Moyer (Emcee) - Co-Founder and VP, The Moyer Foundation; USA Games Ambassador

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 Media Contact:

Jaymelina Esmele, 2018 Special Olympics USA Games


(206) 788-8964