Across King County, it’s been a thrilling and rewarding week as we’ve cheered on athletes competing in the Special Olympics 2018 USA Games — including staff from King County Metro. The spirit and caring the community has shown as we hosted the Games has given us memories that we will cherish.

To help people celebrate at the closing ceremonies of the games (which start at 7 p.m., Friday, July 6) Metro will help transport athletes, families and fans on shuttles starting at 5:50 p.m. and operating about every 10 minutes from Campus Parkway/Brooklyn Avenue near the University of Washington. Shuttles to South Lake Union will operate until a little after the start of the ceremonies. Riders can catch a return trip after 9 p.m. at Valley/Terry Avenue, which will bring riders back to Campus Parkway. Return buses will depart as they are filled.

Metro staff have been volunteering at the 2018 Special Olympics games to help athletes, coaches and spectators find the right transit connections. Metro’s participation as an official transportation sponsor included 4,000 prepaid ORCA cards provided jointly with Sound Transit.

Read more about Metro’s own Joseph Rivers and Jonathan Leckband, and their stories heading into the games.

Thanks for letting us be a part of this great experience!