Disney’s vast world of sports hosts special Olympics events

Disney’s vast world of sports hosts special Olympics events



DISNEYFF OFFERS A SPECIAL SETTING FOR THE GAMES AND MEMORIES THESE ATHLETES WILL MAKE. ♪ >> THEY ARE LITERALLY THE OLYMPICS. WITH ALL DIFFERENT TYPES OF SPORTS, AND SOME OF THESE ATHLETES COMPETE IN MORE SPORTS. >> THE FIELDS ARE PERFECT AND THE EMOTION IS PALPABLE. THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS, USA GAMES HAVE ARRIVED AT DISNEY, WHICH IS THE OFFICIAL HOST. FARON KELLEY IS THE VICE PRESIDENT OFSP EN WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS WHERE THE MAJORITY OF THE COMPETITION TAKES PLACE. PROMISES THAT ATHLETES WILL HAVE A MAGICAL EXPERIENCE THAT WILL LAST A LIFETIME.TI >> WHEN THEY ARRIVE AT THE PROPERTY, THEY BECOME TFEO EL LIKE AN OLYMPIC. IT IS GNGOI TO LOOK LIKE THIS. IT’S THAT EXCITING PIECE OF WHAT HE WILL SEE, AND THE FLAGS AND THE FLAGS, ALL OF THIS. MEREDITH: I HAVE TUSANDS OF ATHLETES FROM ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES AND THE CARIBBEAN TO COMPETE HERE. WITH DISNEY AS SPOORNS AND HOST THERE ARE ADVANTAGES. >> ATHLETES DO NOT STAY IN DORMITORIES, THEY STAY IN DISNEY HOTELS. MEREDITH: STAYING IN PRERTYOP ALLOWS ATHLETES AND THEIR FAMILIES TO ENJOY THEME PARKS IN THEIR REST TIME. THEY WILL ALSO PLAY A ROLE IN GAME PRODUCTION. >> I LIKE IT AND TELL YOU THAT ONE PIECE WE ARE VERY PROUD OF IS MAKING SURE TO INCLUDE ATHLETES AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE. MEREDITH: DISNEY LIVE ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCER JASON ROBINSON IS WORKING ON PARTICIPANTS TO PUT THESE MULTI-PURPOSE ATHLETES INTO CENTRAL PHASE. >> MANY OF THEM ARE VOCALISTS OR TIARSTI OR HAVE SPEAKED THE WORD. MEREDITH: JUST LIKE THE OLYMPICS, ORLANDO HAD TO MAKE AN OFFER IN THESE GAMES. DISNEY’S REPUTATION FOR INCLUSIVITY HELPED SEAL THE ALDE. >> INCLUSION IS A CORRECT VALUE FOR THE DISNEY COMPANY AS A WHOLE, SO THIS WAS A NATURAL T.FI WE WANT PEOPLE TO ALLOND THESE GAMES WITH MEMORIES THAT WILL LAST FOR A LIFETIME. MEREDITH: THE STORY OF DISNEY OF HOSTING EVENTS FOR THOSE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS IS RICH. ANNUALLY SUPPORT THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS FLORIDA GAM, ES AS WELL AS OTHER HIGH-PROFILE EVENTS. >> EW HOSTED BY VICTOR’S AND WE HOSTED THE WARRIOR GAMES. OUR CAST WILL BE FORMED AND FAMILY LIKE LPHE THESE GUYS. MEREDITH: SEAN MCNALLY IS SURVEILLING THE DEWI WORLD OF SPORTS GAMES AND KNOWS HIS TEAM, THE CASTMEMBER, IS WELL EQUIPPED TO HELP GUESTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. MCNALLY, WHO HAS WORKED WITH SPECIAL OLYMPICS FLORIDA FOR THE LAST 7 YEARS AT DISNEY, DESCRIBES USA GAMES AS A MILLE STONE MILESTONE. >> BEING ABLE TO SEE COME TO LIFE WILL BE A PRINCIPLE OF THE FOMER CAREER. BEING PART OF IT NOT ONLY FOR ATHLETES, BUT FOR THEIR FAMILIES MEREDITH: IT IS A FEELING HEARTED IN THE WHOLE DISNEY FAMILY. >> WE SEE THAT THE POWER OF SPORTS SPORTS IS LOOKING FOR AN INCLUSIVE ASPECT BELONGING TO LIFE. AND IT’S SPECIAL OLIAYMPICS THAT COULD NOT BE TRUE LONGER. WHEN YOU SEE WHAT IT MEANS TO THESE MEN AND WOMEN OF ALL THAT ARE COMPETENT

Disney’s vast world of sports hosts special Olympics events

Special Olympics athletes are putting themselves out there to compete in different locations in Orlando. One in particular will host the bulk of the competition: ESPN’s Wide World of Sports at Disney. But it is more than a place. Disney offers a special setting for the Games and the memories these athletes will create.

Special Olympics athletes are putting their faces on the line to compete in multiple venues across Orlando.

One in particular will host the bulk of the competition: ESPN’s Wide World of Sports at Disney.

But it is more than a local. Disney offers a special setting for the Games and the memories these athletes will create.