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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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Sports Offered

Upcoming Events

  • Jan
    08
    Athlete Ski Clinic
    Jan 08, 2017
    12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Weston
    Missouri
    Athlete Ski Clinic

    Join us on January 8th for our Athlete Ski Clinic at Snow Creek Ski Area in Weston, Missouri. For registration information, please use the contact information below.

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    Contact: Tim Rehder
    Email: rehdert@ksso.org
    Phone: 913-236-9290

    Jan 08, 2017
    12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Snow Creek Ski Area
    1 Snow Creek Dr
    Weston, Missouri
    UNITED STATES
  • Jan
    15
    Athlete Ski Clinic
    Jan 15, 2017
    12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Weston
    Missouri
    Athlete Ski Clinic

    Athlete Ski Clinic will be held at Snow Creek in Weston, Missouri. The time for the clinic is 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Snowshoeing will be held from 2:00pm - 4:00pm. For more details and registration information, please use the contact information below.

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    Contact: Tim Rehder
    Email: rehdert@ksso.org
    Phone: 913-236-9290

    Jan 15, 2017
    12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Snow Creek Ski Area
    1 Snow Creek Dr
    Weston, Missouri
    UNITED STATES
  • Jan
    22
    Athlete Ski Clinic
    Jan 22, 2017
    12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Weston
    Missouri
    Athlete Ski Clinic

    Athlete Ski Clinic will be held at Snow Creek in Weston, MO. Tthe clinic will run from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Snowshoeing will be held from 2:00pm - 4:00pm. For more details and registration information, please use the contact information below.

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    Contact: Tim Rehder
    Email: rehdert@ksso.org
    Phone: 913-236-9290

    Jan 22, 2017
    12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Snow Creek Ski Area
    1 Snow Creek Dr
    Weston, Missouri
    UNITED STATES
  • Jan
    28
    Polar Plunge - Kansas City
    Jan 28, 2017
    07:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Kansas City
    Kansas
    Polar Plunge - Kansas City

    The Kansas City Polar Plunge & Strut will be held at Schlitterbahn Water Park, 9400 State Ave, Kansas City, Kansas on January 28. Registration opens at 7:30am, Strut begins at 9:00am. Plunge begins at 10:45am. For more information, please use the contact information below.

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    Contact: Kate Buenger
    Email: buengerk@ksso.org
    Phone: 913-236-9290

    Jan 28, 2017
    07:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Schlitterbahn Water Park
    9400 State Ave
    Kansas City, Kansas
    UNITED STATES
  • Feb
    01
    John L Cassidy Heartland Winter Games
    Feb 01, 2017 - Feb 03, 2017
     
    Weston
    Missouri
    John L Cassidy Heartland Winter Games

    The John L Cassidy Heartland Winter Games will be held on February 1 - 3. Competiton in alpine skiing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing will be held at the Snow Creek Ski Area, Weston, Missouri. The Figure and speed skating will be held at Bode Ice Arena, St Joseph, Missouri.

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    Contact: Tim Rehder
    Email: rehdert@ksso.org
    Phone: 913-236-9092

    Feb 01, 2017 - Feb 03, 2017
     
    Snow Creek Ski Area
    1 Snow Creek Dr
    Weston, Missouri
    UNITED STATES
  • Feb
    04
    Polar Plunge - Haysville
    Feb 04, 2017
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Haysville
    Kansas
    Polar Plunge - Haysville

    The Haysville Polar Plunge will be held at Riggs Park (behind Haysville Middle School) on February 4. Registration opens at 9:00am, Silent Auction & Polar Strut begins at 10:00. Plunge begins at noon. For more information, please use the contact below.

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    Contact: Mitch Guthrie
    Email: guthriem@ksso.org
    Phone: 316-734-2233

    Feb 04, 2017
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Riggs Park - behind Haysville Middle School
    Haysville, Kansas
    UNITED STATES
  • Feb
    22
    Southeast Region Basketball & Cheerleading Tournament
    Feb 22, 2017
    09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Pittsburg
    Kansas
    Southeast Region Basketball & Cheerleading Tournament

    The Southeast Regional Basketball & Cheerleading Tournament will be held at Pittsburg State University. The event runs from 9:00am to 3:00pm. For more information, please contact use the contact below.

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    Contact: Chris Burt
    Email: burtc@ksso.org
    Phone: 913-789-0337

    Feb 22, 2017
    09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Pittsburg State University
    1701 S Broadway
    Pittsburg, Kansas
    UNITED STATES
  • Feb
    25
    Polar Plunge - Garden City
    Feb 25, 2017
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Garden City
    Kansas
    Polar Plunge - Garden City

    The Garden City Polar Plunge will be held at the Garden City Municipal Pool, 504 East Maple, Garden City on February 25. Registration and tailgate Party starts at 9:00am, 5K and 1 mile Strut starts at 10:00am. Plunge begins at noon. For more information, please use the contact below.

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    Contact: Luke Schulte
    Email: schultel@ksso.org
    Phone: 620-408-4450

    Feb 25, 2017
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Garden City Municipal Pool
    504 East Maple
    Garden City, Kansas
    UNITED STATES
  • Feb
    25
    South Central Regional Basketball & Cheerleading Tournament
    Feb 25, 2017
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Haysville
    Kansas
    South Central Regional Basketball & Cheerleading Tournament

    The South Central Regional Basketball & Cheerleading Tournament will be held on February 25. The location for the competiton is Campus High School, 2100 W. 55th St, S, Haysville, KS 67217 and Haysville Middle School, 900 W Grand, Haysville, KS. Competiton will be from 9am - 5pm. For more information, contact Ali Barnard.

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    Contact: Ali Barnard
    Email: barnarda@ksso.org
    Phone: 316-253-4202

    Feb 25, 2017
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Campus High School and Haysville Middle School
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    Haysville, Kansas
    UNITED STATES
  • Feb
    26
    Unified Bocce Tournament
    Feb 26, 2017
    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Overland Park
    Kansas
    Unified Bocce Tournament

    Join us February 27th at Pinstripes in Overland Park, Kansas as our athletes compete and show their skill in bocce 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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    Contact: Clint Armistead
    Email: armisteadc@ksso.org
    Phone: 913-236-9290

    Feb 26, 2017
    11:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Pinstripes
    13500 Nall Ave
    Overland Park, Kansas
    UNITED STATES
  • Mar
    04
    Metro Regional Basketball & Cheerleading Tournament
    Mar 04, 2017
    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Bonner Springs
    Kansas
    Metro Regional Basketball & Cheerleading Tournament

    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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    Contact: Chris Burt
    Email: burtc@ksso.org
    Phone: 913-789-0337

    Mar 04, 2017
    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Bonner Springs School District Campus
    100 McDaniel St
    Bonner Springs, Kansas
    UNITED STATES
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