2018 Special Olympics USA Games coming to Seattle in July

Special Olympics athlete Virginia Wade (right) with her coach. Virginia, who is from Seattle, was one of 22 skiers chosen to represent the U.S. women’s team in the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games.

On July 1, 4,000 athletes and coaches from across the country will arrive in Seattle to compete in the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games. Microsoft is proud to be the presenting sponsor of these games. It will be a special week for all of us – the athletes, the city of Seattle and our region, including Microsoft’s employees.

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Read the entire story from Brad Smith, Microsoft president and chief legal officer, who is also the honorary chairman of this year’s USA games, on Microsoft On the Issues.