Athletes arrive, opening ceremony today for the Special Olympics WY Winter Games

(Teton Village, Wyo.) - Starting today, 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. The event begins 7 p.m. tonight at Jackson Hole High School for 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. Throughout the next three days, athletes from all over the state will compete in snow shoeing, alpine skiing, snowboarding and cross country skiing. 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. Competition is scheduled to take place February 3 and 4 at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and Teton Pines. The full schedule of events is available here. *Feature Photo: h/t Special Olympics Wyoming / Pitchengine Communities* #buckrail #news #gameticker #whatshappening