Osseo Grad Helps Design 2026 Special Olympics Logo
Anticipation is a significant part of life. Last week at the Mall of America, hundreds of athletes and curious onlookers packed the rotunda to build hype for an event that won’t happen for another three years: the 2026 Special Olympics USA Games.
“There’s a lot of us that come out. It’s amazing,” said Tasha Feigh, a multi-sport athlete who plans to participate in the 2026 games when they come to Minneapolis.
Feigh, who now lives in Plymouth, is no stranger to CCX News.
We last saw her 10 years ago when she played adapted sports at Osseo Senior High. Last Wednesday, she was part of the celebration to unveil the official logo of the 2026 games at the Mall of America.
“We’re really excited because the logo was created with significant input from an over 30-member Special Olympics Minnesota athlete input council,” said Christy Sovereign, CEO of the 2026 Special Olympics USA Games.
Feigh is one of the 30 athletes who provided input on the final design. It’s a logo that organizers call the “Circle of Inclusion.”
“I also think the logo is unique because not many other ones have athlete input,” Feigh said. “A lot of them are, just by whatever designs people send in, so that’s pretty cool. And just that they really wanted to know what we thought.”
Event organizers say the logo represents inclusivity, togetherness and the essence of Minnesota.
Meanwhile, Feigh plans to be ready to compete at the highest level in 2026 and hopes to make the hometown fans proud.
“We get to represent Minnesota, with people who have intellectual disabilities and say ‘hi, we’re here. We’re ready to fight,'” she said.