World Games - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, March 14 - 21, 2019



2019 World Games Coaches Application

The link above is a coach application for the 2019 World Games. On the form you will find several sports listed that Special Olympics USA will be sending to the World Games. However, at this time Delaware has not been given its sports slots and so we will not know what sports we are sending athletes in before the coaches deadline. Just be aware that if you select a sport, it may or may not include coaching athletes from Delaware.

The deadline for the coaches applications is September 20, 2017.

It is important to note that SODE does not select the coaches for SO USA. That process is done through the Directors of SO USA. However, it is important to note that if a coach is interested in applying that they still must have the applications signed by SODE staff members Ann Grunert or Gary Cimaglia before submitting.

If you have any questions, contact Gary Cimaglia at 302-831-3481 or


Capt. Pete Sawyer (DSP)

Torch Run Final Leg runner 

Capt. Danny Hall (DSP)

Torch Run Final Leg team leader

 Lisa Smith (SODE staff)

Torch Run Final Leg logistics