SEATTLE - The Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle were a huge success last week, for the athletes, the region, and the organization.
Now Special Olympics is looking to use the big event as a springboard to support more athletes in our state.
Q13 News' Matt Lorch sat down to talk with Special Olympics Washington CEO Dave Lenox about the short-term and long-term impacts of the Games.
"We've got the best problem in the world right now," Lenox said. "We're getting between 175 and 200 requests a month right now from people saying 'I want to join Special Olympics. I'm no longer afraid. I'm not going to stay on the couch.'"