The opening ceremony of the 2018 Special Olympics at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center Friday February 23.

The opportunity to cheer on Olympiads close to home is about to become a reality.

The opening ceremony of the 2018 special Olympics at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center Friday February 23.

"It's accomplishment for me...doing what I do. It helps others in need...who don't have the way that they can do it...I help them just do a crossover...make them feel comfortable," explained Special Olympian Matthew Dibello.

These athletes say they are inspired by the winter Olympics. They want their costumes to be as electrifying as their performance.

Next week they will compete against special Olympians from across the state. It will be a chance to shine.