Be a Part of the Olympic Games

Friday, July 17, 2015 | 8:17 pm

The Special Olympics is coming to LA for four days of world class competition. In July, over seven thousand athletes from one hundred and seventy seven different countries will take part in the special games.

Every two years a city is chosen to host the special games, and this year the board chose Los Angeles to be the city that will host over twenty five events.

On July 13th, Sacramento State Capitol will open the games with the official ceremony that will be televised around the world.

Chosen to be one out of a hundred towns to host athletes from across the world is Arcadia. The city will host the competitors, their coaches and staff from two countries, The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and The Kyrgyz Republic, and local restaurant Matt Denny’s will open their doors for their official welcome dinner.

A volunteer committee has been put together to help the hosting go smoothly. These include former Mayor Bob Harbicht and former president of Special Olympics Dick Van Kirk.

Locals from Arcadia have volunteered their services to greet the teams when they arrive, to be tour guides for the athletes, help with activities and be a helper at the welcome dinner at Matt Denny’s.

Matt Denny’s restaurant will be hosting the official welcome dinner to be held July 22nd. The restaurant will host over one hundred athletes, their coaches and staff for the Games.

Pasadenans are encouraged to volunteer their time as helpers at a variety of events around the city. If you would like to help or have any ideas on how you can help. You can contact Denise Weaver – Host Town Community Involvement on (626) 446-6161 x 127.

Matt Denny’s is located at 145 E. Huntington Dr., Arcadia. For more information, call (626) 462-0250 or visit www.mattdennys.com.

 

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