Special Olympics Opening Ceremony

  • Venues set for 2017 Special Olympic, image: google.co.uk

The Special Olympics transforms lives through the joy of sport, every day, everywhere. They are the world’s largest sports organization for people with mental disabilities: with more than 4.7 million athletes in 169 countries — and over a million volunteers.

Special Olympics GB is thrilled to announce Opening Ceremony ticket sale arrangements and the entertainment line-up for the evening.

Iconic singer Tony Hadley will be headlining at the Opening Ceremony for the National Games on the evening of Tuesday 8 August at Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane Stadium.

The Opening Ceremony show will be hosted by three big name stars – Downton Abbey’s Jim Carter, Moto GP broadcaster Suzi Perry and football pundit Chris Kamara.

Additional entertainment on the night will be provided by the Rationale Theatre Company and will see local talented Yorkshire based artists including ‘Under the Stars’, ‘Team Power Stilts’, ‘Aim To Dance’, ‘Kansaze African Dancers’, ‘Chinese Lions Dance’, ‘Team Katalyst’ Dance & Gymnasts and the ‘ParaCheer’ Cheerleaders.

James Toseland – former double World Superbikes Champion turned rock music artist will also be performing ‘We’ll Stop at Nothing’, the 2017 Official Special Olympics National Summer Games Anthem. The song has been released with all profits going to the charity to support athletes with learning disability.

One of the key highlights on the night will also be the parade of 2,600 Special Olympics GB athletes from across England, Scotland and Wales – who will be competing in 20 sports across four days in Sheffield and South Yorkshire.

The public can now access tickets to the National Games Opening Ceremony at Bramall Lane.

The games take place from Tuesday 8th August to Friday 11th August.

Tickets are also on sale now at www.sufc.co.uk/special-olympics.