The Special Olympics Host Town Program is a very special 3-day program that takes place prior to the Special Olympics World Games held in Los Angeles in July 2015. The Special Olympics World Games is the largest humanitarian and athletic event Los Angeles has seen since the 1984 Olympics. Over 7,000 athletes are expected to participate in the games.
As a “Host Town,” the City will roll out the red carpet for approximately 100 of these athletes in Thousand Oaks from July 21st through July 24, 2015. While here, the athletes will get to know community members, be able to take part in unique activities, and train for the games.
The City will be responsible for 100% of the costs associated, such as lodging and food for the athletes. In order to pay for the expenses, the City will be working with several service organizations, and seeking financial contributions and in-kind donations.
Please be involved! This is not just a City event, but a community event and requires the participation of many in our community. To keep up with the latest information, be sure to “Like” the Thousand Oaks host town facebook page.