Special Olympics Opening Ceremony at Soldier Field Sports

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Burnham Park
5491 S. Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60615
(312) 742.5369 (permits only)


Fee: Free

Age Range: Any

The Spring Games Opening Ceremonies serves as the formal start to three days of track and field competition. A formal arrival and lighting of the ceremonial torch will also be part of the celebration. In keeping with a tradition that began 46 years ago, more than 3,000 Special Olympics Chicago athletes will be participating in a "Parade of Athletes" at Soldier Field, the birthplace of the Special Olympics movement. A formal arrival and lighting of the ceremonial torch will also be part of the celebration. This year's Honorary Head Coach is Ed Farmer.

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