2021 Special Olympics Summer Games at Morgan’s Wonderland canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic

Games rescheduled to May 2022; pandemic also cancelled games in 2020

Morgan's Wonderland image.
Morgan's Wonderland image. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – For the second consecutive year, the Special Olympics Summer Games in San Antonio have been postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, officials announced Tuesday.

The 2021 games were scheduled for Sept. 18-21 at Morgan’s Wonderland.

“After much deliberation and discussion, we have decided to postpone the 2021 Summer Games until May 12-15, 2022, to ensure the safety and health of all attendees,” said SOTX CEO Tim Martin. “Unfortunately, this is the second time we’ve had to postpone the Summer Games because of COVID-19.”

Martin said that SOTX is currently planning in-person area and regional games later this year when it’s deemed safe to play. Updates on all SOTX events and activities will be available at www.SOTX.org/SummerGames.

“Naturally, we’re disappointed that the lingering coronavirus outbreak has altered plans for the 2021 Summer Games,” said Ron Morander, CEO of Morgan’s Inclusion Initiative, which coordinates planning, fundraising and communications between the unique theme park and other ventures designed with the special-needs community in mind. “But we all agree safety is of paramount importance. We look forward to a return of the joy and excitement that the Summer Games generated when they were held at Morgan’s Wonderland for the first time two years ago.”

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