This summer, Downey will be hosting over 100 athletes and coaches from Ireland. This delegation is coming to the U.S. for the Special Olympics World Games that will take place in Los Angeles. According to the Downey Patriot, before the World Games begin on July 25, 2015, more than 7,000 athletes from 177 countries will be welcomed to southern California through the Host Town program.
Mayor Luis Marquez says, "Hosting the Ireland delegation is even more special to us due to our City’s history ties with Ireland, and our Sister City relationship with Roscommon County, Ireland." Some of the activities planned for the days before the games: a welcome community concert, a private tour of the Coca-Cola bottling plant, and a visit to the Columbia Memorial Space Center.
This latest example of Downey's electrical box street art commemorates this upcoming visit.