Community Auctions is proud to recognize The Special Olympics of Wyoming! Community Auctions and the Special Olympics of Wyoming have been partners since June 2021 and we have raised over $26,000 thus far, and we are looking forward to seeing that number grow.
The mission of Special Olympics Wyoming is to provide year-round participation in sports training and athletic competition in a variety of well-coached Olympic-Type sports for individuals with intellectual disabilities by providing athletes with continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness skills, express courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of talents, skills, and friendship with their families, friends, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.
The Special Olympics of Wyoming began in 1972 when the first Wyoming Special Olympics Summer Games were held at Natrona County High School. The first Winter Games were held in Jackson six years later in 1978. The program has continued to grow. In Wyoming, more than 1,600 athletes take part in the program that involves the services of more than 1,000 volunteers. Special Olympics Wyoming athletes are children, as young as 6, and adults with intellectual disabilities who participate in a wide variety of sports. No athlete is prohibited from participating based on their ability to pay. Community Auctions is honored to contribute to this cause and help as many Special Olympics athletes as possible.
This June, the Special Olympics Wyoming is proud to announce that athlete Izzy Vijiila from Gillette and Law Enforcement Randy Davis of Cody has been selected to serve as part of the Final Leg team, bringing the Flame of Hope to the opening of the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games in Orlando, Florida. We, at Community Auctions, are so proud of them! Go for the gold!
–The Community Auctions Family