More than 200 athletes head to Jackson for the Special Olympics Winter Games

(Jackson, Wyo.) - On February 2, 3, and 4, more than 200 Special Olympics Wyoming athletes, coaches and Unified Sports Partners® from all over the Cowboy State will arrive in Jackson for this year’s Winter Games competition. Winter Games is one of the four main state competition events held during the year. Athletes will compete in alpine skiing and snowboarding at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort while cross country skiing and snowshoeing athletes will compete at Teton Pines. Teams from Cody, Lander (2 teams), Thermopolis, Washakie County, Powell, Jackson (5 teams), Star Valley, Sublette County, Laramie, Crook County, Sheridan (2 teams), Gillette (3 teams), Casper and Douglas will be competing. The event begins 7 p.m. Tuesday, February 2 at Jackson Hole High School. The Opening Ceremony where all of the athletes, coaches and volunteers will gather to celebrate the lighting of the “Flame of Hope” and the beginning of the games. Competition is scheduled to take place February 3 and 4 at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and Teton Pines. *Feature Photo: h/t Special Olympics Wyoming / Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news #gameticker #whatshappening