The Special Olympics Trinidad and Tobago delegation departed for Los Angeles California, USA, earlier this week. Sixty-four athletes and 22 officials left in two groups to participate in the Special Olympics World Summer Games.

The T&T team will be competing in eight disciplines including aquatics, athletics, basketball, bocce, equestrian, football, power-lifting and volleyball for which they have been involved in vigorous training sessions for the past two years.

The Digicel Foundation, long-standing partner of the team, donated over $100,000 to the games and hosted a number of events to raise awareness and build support for persons with special needs. The games begin Saturday with the opening ceremony and continue until August 2.