Countdown to World Games Is On

There Are Less Than 100 Day to Go Until World Games Abu Dhabi

2019 World GamesThe final countdown is on for the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi. December 4 marked 100 days until the Opening Ceremonies on March 14.

Three Kentuckians will make the trip to Abu Dhabi as part of the Special Olympics USA Team that will compete at the Games. Tonya Cornett of Lexington will compete in artistic gymnastics and Lee Dockins of Russellville will compete in rhythmic gymnastics. Mary Fehrenbach of Lexington will serve as the Special Olympics USA Head Gymnastics Coach.

The 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games will be held March 14-21, 2019, in Abu Dhabi. It will be the first time the World Games have been held in the Middle East. The Games are expected to bring together more than 7,000 athletes from 170 countries to compete. This will be the fourth time that the World Summer Games have been held outside the United States. The others were in 2003 in Dublin, Ireland; 2007 in Shanghai, China and 2011 in Athens, Greece.

For more information about the athletes named to the Special Olympics USA Team for the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games, contact Special Olympics Kentucky President and CEO Trish Mazzoni at 800-633-7403 or via e-mail at tmazzoni@soky.org.

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