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Special Olympics is a global organization that serves athletes with intellectual disabilities working with hundreds of thousands of volunteers and coaches each year. Since the establishment of Special Olympics in 1968, the number of people with and without intellectual disabilities who are involved with the organization has been growing, but the unmet need to reach more people with intellectual disabilities is staggering.
The Power of Sport. For every Special Olympics athlete, there are many more waiting for their chance.  Help us reach one more person who wants to participate.  
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It’s at the local level--right here--where interested volunteers meet the athletes. That’s where the perceptions start to change and where the miracle of transformation takes place. Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Those activities give them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship.

Kansas Contact Info

5280 Foxridge Drive
Mission, KS, USA, 66202

+1 (913) 236-9290

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Upcoming Events

  • Mar
    04
    Metro Regional Basketball & Cheerleading Tournament
    Sat Mar 04, 2017
    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Bonner Springs
    Kansas
    USA

    Metro Regional Basketball & Cheerleading Tournament

    Sat Mar 04, 2017
    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    The Metro Regional Basketball & Cheerleading Competition will be held at the Bonner Springs School District Campus (high school, middle school and district building) -100 McDaniel St. Bonner Springs 66012 and Bonner Springs Elementary – 212 S. Neconi St. Bonner Springs 66012. The tournament will be from 8:00am – 5:00pm. For more information, contact Chris Burt at burtc@ksso.org.


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    Venue(s)
    Bonner Springs School District Campus
    100 McDaniel St
    Bonner Springs, Kansas
    USA
  • Mar 14 - Mar 25
    2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games
    Tue Mar 14 - Sat Mar 25, 2017
     
    6 venues
    Austria

    2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games

    Tue Mar 14 - Sat Mar 25, 2017
     

    The 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games will be held in Austria in three primary locations: in Graz (the second largest city in Austria and capital of the Styria region), Schladming (host city of the Alpine Skiing World Championships in 1982 and 2013) and Ramsau (host city of the Nordic Skiing World Championships in 1999).


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    Venue(s)
    Opening Ceremony
    Planai-Hochwurzen-Bahnen
    Coburgstraße 52
    Schladming
    Austria
    Team Competitions
    Stadthalle Graz
    Messeplatz 1
    Graz
    Austria
    Competitions in floorball, floor hockey and stick shooting will be held on the first floor of Stadthalle Graz.
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  • Mar 16 - Mar 18
    State Basketball & Cheerleading Tournament
    Thu Mar 16 - Sat Mar 18, 2017
     
    Hays
    Kansas
    USA

    State Basketball & Cheerleading Tournament

    Thu Mar 16 - Sat Mar 18, 2017
     

    The State Basketball & Cheerleading Tournament will be held in Hays, KS at Ft Hays State University. Skills Competition, Cheerleading, Speed Dribble and Opening Ceremonies will be held on Thursday, March 16. Basketball Competition will be held on Friday and Saturday beginning at 8:00am both days.

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    Venue(s)
    Ft Hays State University
    600 Park St
    Hays, Kansas
    USA
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  • Mar
    19
    2017 Golisano Global Health Leadership Awards
    Sun Mar 19, 2017
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Schladming
    Austria
    USA

    2017 Golisano Global Health Leadership Awards

    Sun Mar 19, 2017
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Celebrate the Golisano Foundation’s investment in and impact on inclusive health as an example of how partners are helping to change the game for people with intellectual disabilities. 7 partners be honored at this event.


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    Venue(s)
    Sport Royer Hotel
    Europapl. 583
    Schladming, Austria
    USA
  • Apr
    01
    Metro Regional Powerlifting Tournament
    Sat Apr 01, 2017
    08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Overland Park
    Kansas
    USA

    Metro Regional Powerlifting Tournament

    Sat Apr 01, 2017
    08:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    The Metro Regional Powerlifting Tournament will be held 68's Inside Sports located at 9111 Flint Street, Overland Park, KS 66214. The event will run from 8am to noon.


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    Venue(s)
    68's Inside Sports
    9111 Flint Steet
    Overland Park, Kansas
    USA
  • Apr
    07
    Southeast Region Aquatics Competition
    Fri Apr 07, 2017
    09:30 AM - 01:00 PM
    Osawatomie
    Kansas
    USA

    Southeast Region Aquatics Competition

    Fri Apr 07, 2017
    09:30 AM - 01:00 PM

    The Southeast Region Aquatics Competition will be held at O-Zone, 412 11th St, Osawatomie, Kansas, on April 7. The competition will begin at 9:30am. For more information, contact Chris Burt at burtc@ksso.org.


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    Venue(s)
    O Zone
    412 11th St, Osawatomie, KS 66064
    Osawatomie, Kansas
    USA
  • Apr
    09
    Unified Soccer Matches
    Sun Apr 09, 2017
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Kansas City
    Kansas
    USA

    Unified Soccer Matches

    Sun Apr 09, 2017
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    Unified Soccer Matches will be held at JC Harman High School, 2110 Douglas Ave, Kansas City, KS. The matches will begin at 10:00am. The Kansas Unified Sports League will host it first soccer matches of the season with area high schools, middle schools and adult competing. Teams are composed of Special Olympics athletes and volunteer partners who train and compete together to enhance their skills and form friendships.


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    Venue(s)
    JC Harmon High School
    2110 Douglas Ave
    Kansas City, Kansas
    USA
  • Apr
    15
    Metro Region Tennis Tournament
    Sat Apr 15, 2017
    12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Overland Park
    Kansas
    USA

    Metro Region Tennis Tournament

    Sat Apr 15, 2017
    12:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    The Metro Region Tennis Tournament will be held on April 15 at the Overland Park Racquet Club, 6800 W 91st St, Overland Park, KS 66212. The tournament will begin at Noon. For more information, contact Chris Burt at burtc@ksso.org.


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    Venue(s)
    Overland Park Racquet Club
    6800 W 91st St
    Overland Park, Kansas
    USA
  • Apr
    18
    Metro Region Cycling Competition
    Tue Apr 18, 2017
    05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
    Kansas City
    Kansas
    USA

    Metro Region Cycling Competition

    Tue Apr 18, 2017
    05:30 PM - 08:00 PM

    The Metro Regional Cycling Compeititon will be held at the Kansas Speedway, 400 Speedway Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66111. The competition will begin at 5:30pm. For more information, contact Chris Burt at burtc@ksso.org


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    Kansas Speedway
    400 Speedway Blvd
    Kansas City, Kansas
    USA
  • Apr
    22
    State Powerlifting Tournament
    Sat Apr 22, 2017
    08:30 AM - 01:00 PM
    Lawrence
    Kansas
    USA

    State Powerlifting Tournament

    Sat Apr 22, 2017
    08:30 AM - 01:00 PM

    Join us April 22 at Haskell Indian Nations University, in Lawrence, Kansas as our athletes compete and show their skill in powerlifting competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.


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    Haskell Indians Nations University
    115 Indian Ave
    Lawrence, Kansas
    USA
  • Apr
    22
    Metro Region Track & Field
    Sat Apr 22, 2017
    08:30 AM - 05:30 PM
    Overland Park
    Kansas
    USA

    Metro Region Track & Field

    Sat Apr 22, 2017
    08:30 AM - 05:30 PM

    The Metro Region Track & Field will be held at Blue Valley Northwest High School - District Activity Complex - 13500 Switzer, Overland Park, KS 66221. The event will be held from 8:30am t0 5:30pm. For more information use contact information below.


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    Blue Valley Northwest High School - District Activity Complex
    13500 Switzer
    Overland Park, Kansas
    USA

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