The city of Costa Mesa proudly declared its official partnership with Vanguard University to participate in the 2015 Special Olympics World Games “Host Town” program. Vanguard will host over one hundred Special Olympics athletes from Aruba and the Bahamas on its Costa Mesa campus on July 21-24, 2015. The athletes will reside in Vanguard University dormitories and will utilize the practice field for training.
“The Host Town program will not only create lasting memories for these athletes and coaches from around the world, but leave a lasting legacy for the communities who are opening their doors, hearts and minds to host these inspiring athletes.” -Patrick McClenahan, president and chief executive officer of LA2015, the Games Organizing Committee
The City of Costa Mesea joins as many as 100 communities across Southern California on the list of officially proclaimed Host Towns. the Orange County Host Towns for the pre-Games celebration include fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Mission Viejo, La Habra, Fullerton, and Orange.
“Vanguard University has a deep history in the City of Costa Mesa and an esteemed tradition of athleticism and sportsmanship through our NAIA Division I men and women athletic programs, As such, we welcome this natural partnership with the City of Costa Mesa to co-host a delegation of athletes from the 2015 Special Olympics World Games.” -David Vazquez, director of strategic partnerships at Vanguard University
With 7,000 athletes and 3,000 coaches expected to participate this summer, the Host Town program is a very significant 3-day program. It takes place prior to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics World Games as a complete welcome roll out. Delegations of athletes from around the world will be welcomed and celebrated at the city of Costa Mesa Host Town, specifically on the Vanguard University campus. Athletes from Orange County will also complete as part of Team USA, as well as volunteer as ambassadors for The Games.
Vanguard is so excited for the opportunity to play a part in this year’s Special Olympics World Games!
For more information on the 2015 Special Olympics World Games, including volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.LA2015.org.
- Contact for volunteer and additional info: David Vazquez, Director of Strategic Partnerships, email@example.com / 714.966.5467