U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-Fullerton), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, recently met with representatives from the 2015 Special Olympics World Games to discuss preparations for this year’s event in Los Angeles. Included in the group was Fullerton resident and three-time Special Olympics Gold Medalist Paul Hoffman.
“Through the Special Olympics, people with intellectual disabilities have discovered new strengths, abilities, skills, and successes. I’m looking forward to our community welcoming competitors from around the world and cheering on Team USA at the games this summer,” said Rep. Royce.
With 7,000 athletes and 3,000 coaches representing 177 countries, along with 30,000 volunteers and an anticipated 500,000 spectators, the 2015 Special Olympics World Games will be the single biggest event in Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympic Games.
Many communities in California’s 39th Congressional District, including Fullerton, Hacienda Heights, and La Habra, have been designated as official Host Towns for the 2015 Special Olympics World Games. These communities will provide lodging, transportation, food, and practice facilities for athletes and coaches from around the world.
“The Host Town program gives each community an opportunity to showcase to the world what makes them special, but more importantly to provide citizens with a better understanding …read more
Source:: U.S. Rep. Ed Royce