April 22, 2011
The Board of Directors on
Thursday agreed in principal to a long term agreement to retain Wenatchee as the Winter Games host city.
Ratification of the contract is expected when the governing board meets May 19th. Details were not immediately
available. Special Olympics Washington Spokesman, Dan Wartelle said the organization wants to remain Wenatchee and
that plans to put the 3-day event out for competitive bid have been cancelled. Community leaders have assured the
organization that a 30-thousand dollar gap in funds needed to keep the games in Wenatchee will be raised. The
Special Olympics annually attracts 15-hundred athletes, their families and supporters to the Wenatchee Valley. The
Games generate about 800-thousand dollars in taxable sales.
Wartelle joined Clint Strand on the
KOHO Morning Show today to talk about it . . .