Our Special Olympics Ambassador, Kristine Sommer, Interviewed With KING 5 News
Seattle Saracens player, Kristine Sommer was interviewed with KING 5 today to promote the Brooks PR Invitational Unified Relay Race that is bringing awareness to Special Olympics Washington and the USA Games.
Kristine is delighted to appear at the Brooks PR Invitational for the special Unified Relay Race to help promote Seattle Saracens community partner, Special Olympics Washington and the USA Games on Friday, June 8, 2018 at 3:30-4:45 PM at Shoreline Stadium, 18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline.
Kristine will be participating in the relay team with celebrity participants;
● Kel Walker, Movin’ 92.5 Evening Host
● Woody the Producer (racer) Warm 106.9 Morning Show producer
● Taylor Graham, Seattle Sounders FC
Brooks have worked with Special Olympics Washington and the USA Games to incorporate a Unified Relay into the2018 Brooks PR Invitational. The race is a 4x100 relay, with two Special Olympics, WA athletes and two celebrities running on each team.
The Brooks PR Invitational is an elite high school and professional meet that began in 2011 as a way to bring atop tier track meet to Seattle and showcase the nation’s fastest high school athletes. In seven years, the PR Invite has produced four American Junior Records, one Dempsey track facility record, one World Junior Record and countless personal records. PR Invite athletes have also gone on to set NCAA records, make Olympic teams and even earned Olympic medals in their careers.
Special Olympics Washington
The Seattle Saracens are proud to be partnered with Special Olympics Washington. Special Olympics is the world's largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, providing year-round training and competitions to more than 5.3 million athletes and Unified Sports partners in nearly 170 countries.
Special Olympics competitions are held every day, all around the world—including local, national and regional competitions, adding up to more than 108,000 events a year. Like the International Paralympic Committee, the Special Olympics organization is recognized by the International Olympic Committee. These competitions include the Special Olympics World Games, which alternate between summer and winter games. Special Olympics World Games are held every two years.
The national games for the special Olympics are coming to Seattle in July 2018, bringing thousands of people and millions of dollars in economic impact. The University of Washington as well as other regional venues will play host to 3,500 athletes, 10,000 volunteers, 10,000 families, coaches and delegates, and 50,000 fans.
About the Seattle Rugby Club
Established in 1966, Seattle Rugby Club (formerly known as Seattle OPSB and Seattle Saracens) is an adult rugby union club focused on the fifteens code of the global game. Seattle Rugby proudly promotes the sport of rugby in North America both on and off the pitch through community-focused efforts as well as performing on game day. The club provides opportunities for men, women, and young people to engage with rugby at all levels.