*The Southern California city put on the map by rap legend Mack 10, Inglewood, will welcome the 2015 Special Olympics World Games (LA2015) and the Special Olympics Flame of Hope on Wednesday, July 22.
The City of Inglewood will welcome Jamaica’s Special Olympics delegation to the Special Olympics World Games at 11 a.m. at a welcoming ceremony also at the Fabulous Forum. Inglewood is the host town for Jamaica’s delegation of 68 athletes and 18 coaches who will be competing in 10 sports during the World Games including aquatics, open swim, badminton, basketball, football, volleyball and bocce.
The welcoming ceremony will take place at the Fabulous Forum with CBS News sports anchor Jim Hill serving as the Master of Ceremonies. Inglewood’s Mayor James Butts along with representatives from the Special Olympics will be in hand to give remarks. Los Angeles Clippers’ Paul Piece, NBA legend Reggie Theus, Inglewood resident and 1964 Olympian Marilyn Elaine White, Jr. Olympic Gold Medalist and Record Holder Althea Moses will all serve as Special Olympic Ambassadors to Jamaica’s delegation. There will be special performances by R&B legends Keith Washington and Chrisette Michele and comedian Red Grant.
The public is invited to come out and cheer on both the City of Inglewood, the 2015 Special Olympics World Games and Jamaica’s delegation.