#RiseWithUs. 2018 USA Games. Are You In?

Our Visibility … Our Solidarity… Our Volunteers… Our 3 Day Commitment as an Archdiocese!

Link here to learn all about the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games!

The Archdiocese of Seattle Catholic Schools, guided by the spirit of the Diversified Learners Committee, is excited to announce our partnership and commitment to supporting the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games!

Many of the ministries of the Archdiocese of Seattle are coming together to serve and be witness to this incredible, life-changing opportunity! We thank the Fulcrum Foundation, Knights of Columbus – WA State Council, Special Needs – Inclusion Ministry and CYO Athletics for their generous partnership.

The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games will be held in Seattle this summer!  We need you!  When you select a volunteer shift you will be prompted to select a training session. If you choose the “cheer line” you can choose the first training, which is an “opt out.” Once you register, you can always readjust your volunteer commitment.  All volunteers need to sign up by April 15, 2018!

Link here to volunteer!  Use the access code SPIRIT2018 to unlock your volunteer choices.

  • Friday, June 29: 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. MASS FOR THE ATHLETES, their families and SO delegates and friends with Archbishop J. Peter Sartain. University of Washington Campus. Facilitated by the Inclusion Ministry Committee and Knights of Columbus.
  • 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! 9 AM to 12:30 PM – Join as Archdiocesan schools 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!

Can’t be in Seattle??? We still need YOU!

  • Homemade – Schoolmade SIGNS to honor the SO Athletes!  If 73 schools each made 10 posters we would have 730 signs of solidarity and support for athletes of 50 states! Bring finished signs to St. John School by May 15, 2018, and Ms. O’Leary will deliver them on your behalf.