As a Honoured Guest of Special Olympics Great Britain at the 2017 National Summer Games, we are delighted that you are thinking of joining us and being our Fans in the Stands!
Please see details of the National Summer Games schedule below, as it currently stands (we will update the information in the lead up to the Games over the coming months)
Overview of Competition Schedule
Monday 7 August: The Athletes and their Families will arrive in Sheffield
Tuesday 8 August: Competition between 9am – 12pm & Opening Ceremony at Sheffield United Football Club between 5pm – 9pm
Wednesday 9 August: Competition Day
Thursday 10 August: Competition Day
Friday 11 August: Competition Day & Closing Ceremonies at each of the sports venues
Saturday 12 August: The Athletes and their Families will leave Sheffield
For a full list of sports at the National Summer Games please click here
The Copthorne Hotel Sheffield is the preferred hotel for Honoured Guests and we are holding a limited number of rooms in an allocation.
The rates agreed with the hotel are:
Tuesday 8 August – £85.00
Monday 7, Wednesday 8, Thursday 9 and Friday 10 August – £75.00
Rates are inclusive of up to 2 people staying in each room, breakfast and VAT, per night
We are also teaming up with Marketing Sheffield to help Honoured Guests find suitable accommodation, as an alternative to The Copthorne Hotel if this is not suitable or available.
Click here for further help and the best accommodation deals.
If you want to start exploring the City of Sheffield, please click here.
As with all Special Olympics GB events, unfortunately it is not possible to reimburse expenses or provide you with accommodation.
We will confirm your itinerary to you a month before the National Summer Games providing all details needed in advance to prepare before you travel, also giving you the chance to ask any questions. In the meantime, please keep checking this website for any updates to sport, competitions and timings click here.
In order to attend the Games as an Honoured Guest and have the opportunity to present medals to the Athletes you will need to complete the online guest registration process.
You will have been sent an invitation email from Special Olympics Great Britain that will include the link to register for us to understand your requirements and movements during the Games.
If you haven’t received this email please contact – firstname.lastname@example.org