Put on your Lederhosen and break out the Flugelhorn. It’s time to celebrate the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games
Here are three easy ways for you to support Special Olympics USA athletes, including three from SOMD, while they are in Austria at the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games.
1. ATTEND 2017 Special Olympics World Games Watch Party
WHAT: The Opening Ceremony for the Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017 will be broadcast on ABC Television Network and ESPN.
WHERE: SOMD Office 3701 Commerce Dr, Suite 103, Halethorpe, MD 21227
WHEN: March 18th, 2017 from 2pm-5pm
WHY: Come out and join us as we watch and cheer on members of Maryland Law Enforcement as well as Athletes and Coaches from Maryland as they participate in the Opening Ceremony of the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria.
WHO: Athletes, Unified partners, Families, Volunteers and Sponsors.
THEME: RED, WHITE AND BLUE. Team USA of course.
ENTRY: Must bring a snack, dessert or drink to share with others.
Sharing on Facebook and Instagram as well as Tweeting and Snapchatting during the Opening Ceremony heavily encouraged.
We will provide hashtags and handles for your social media ease.
2. WATCH 1 minute ESPN vignette – “We’re USA and we’re proud of it”.
3. TUNE IN to Good Morning America
Friday March 17th, 2017
Wisconsin snowboarder Daina Shilts will be interviewed on Good Morning America and you will see a few other familiar faces from our team included. Our longtime friend and champion, Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts will be talking about the Games throughout the broadcast so tune in for the whole show, but look to see our very own Daina Shilts sometime between the 8-9am hour.
Saturday March 18th, 2017
Watch Good Morning America to see figure skater Sharita Taylor of Ohio live, on set for an interview! Check your local listings.
DURING THE GAMES
Watch ESPN every night of the Games starting March 19, and again on the 26th for a wrap-up/best of show. Check local listings and get complete schedule here: http://www.espn.com/specialolympics/story/_/id/18838821/special-olympics-world-games-tv-schedule
Reminder that all broadcast information as well as all stories, news, vignettes and more from the Games by ESPN can be found here (page updated throughout the day, every day):www.espn.com/specialolympics/
4. U.S. TV Schedule: ESPN’s Coverage of Special Olympics World Winter Games Austria
|Sat, Mar 18||LIVE: Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017 — Opening Ceremony||2-5 p.m.||ABC|
|Sun, Mar 19||Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017||2-3 p.m.||ABC|
|Mon, Mar 20||Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017||6-6:30 p.m.||ESPN2|
|Tue, Mar 21||Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017||6-7 p.m.||ESPN2|
|Wed, Mar 22||Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017||6-7 p.m.||ESPN2|
|Thu, Mar 23||Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017||6-7 p.m.||ESPN2|
|Fri, Mar 24||Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017||6-7 p.m.||ESPN2|
|Sun, Mar 26||Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017 —
Best of the Games
This article was written by Special Olympics Maryland