Redlands to host Special Olympics athletes


The city of Redlands and the University have been officially selected to participate in the Special Olympics World Games Host Town program from July 21 through 24, 2015.

About 180 delegates, ranging in age from 18 to 40 will spend time training on campus and experiencing the culture here and in the city. “We are honored, humbled and excited,” said Jeff Martinez, director of Athletics and event co-chair. “It is an opportunity to share our University and community in a unique way with delegates from Austria and Liechtenstein. There is a special connection in that Austria has welcomed us to its country through our Salzburg program and campus for more than 50 years. We can now reciprocate and welcome Austria to Redlands.”

“We look forward to summer 2015, when we can welcome these athletes to our beautiful campus,” said President Ralph Kuncl. “It will also be our hope that during their visit, the athletes have an opportunity to learn about the University and about the rich history and culture of the city of Redlands.”

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