This month thousands of Special Olympic athletes will arrive from all corners of the world to participate in the 2015 World Games, the largest event hosted in Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympic Games.
Santa Monica will play a vital role in the occasion as Host Town for the Brazilian and Romanian delegations.
For three days (July 21-July 24, 2015), Santa Monica will serve as the base camp for these Special Olympics athletes by providing an opportunity to visit iconic Santa Monica locations including Muscle Beach, Downtown Santa Monica and Santa Monica Place and Pacific Park as they prepare for the competition of a lifetime.
“This is an opportunity for Santa Monica Place to be part of history and support the world’s most inspiring athletes who continuously display unparalleled spirit, enthusiasm, teamwork, joy and courage,” said Julia B. Ladd, AVP, Property Management for Santa Monica Place. “We are proud to help bring these courageous athletes to our beautiful city.”
As a Host Town, Santa Monica is responsible for 100 percent of the costs of hosting the Romanian and Brazilian athletes, coaches and chaperones.
The success of Santa Monica’s Host Town experience truly depends on the commitment and support from our local community, leaders and organizations.
Anyone interested in supporting the Santa Monica Host Town Program, visit: la2015.org/host-town/santa-monica.