Before competition begins at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle next July, an elite group of individuals will serve as the “Guardians of the Flame” and escort the Special Olympics Flame of Hope on a journey across Washington state. Special Agent Stephanie Gallemore with the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles is among those who will make up the prestigious “Final Leg” team at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games.
From June 27 through July 1, the Final Leg team will conduct multiple runs and ceremonies in cities, towns and communities across Washington state to raise awareness for Special Olympics and generate excitement for the 2018 USA Games. The Final Leg culminates on July 1 when the team escorts the Flame of Hope into the Opening Ceremony at Husky Stadium at the University of Washington in Seattle.
For more information, visit http://www.letr-finalleg.org/. The schedule of events and ceremonies will be announced in Spring 2018.