The Special Olympics Ireland Winter Games are coming to Northern Ireland for the first time.
Twenty-three athletes will represent Special Olympics Ulster at the Games.
A total of 180 athletes from across Ireland, their coaches, families, officials and 200 volunteers will arrive for the three-day Winter Games from March 20 to 22.
Athletes will compete in two sports - Alpine Skiing and Floorball. Skiing will take place at Craigavon Golf & Ski Centre and Floorball at Lagan Valley Leisureplex.
A Torch Run event involving members of the PSNI and An Garda Siochana will start proceedings, prior to the Opening Ceremony.
At the official launch yesterday, Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey said: "We are looking forward to welcoming the athletes, their families, the coaches, officials and volunteers from across the island to what I hope will be the best Winter Games yet."
Education Minister Peter Weir added: "The important link between sport and education can never be under-estimated. Special Olympics Ireland offers opportunities for adults and children to compete and participate across multiple sports."