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Rhode Island

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.  
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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.

Rhode Island Contact Info

370 George Washington Highway
Smithfield, RI 02917

+1 (401) 349-4900

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Upcoming Events

  • jun.
    State Summer Games
    jun. 03, 2016 - jun. 05, 2016
    Rhode Island
    State Summer Games

    Join us as 1,500 athletes from 60 teams participate in a weekend-long event at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, Rhode Island. Sports offered include: Aquatics, Athletics, Bowling, Cycling, Motor Activities Training Program, Powerlifting and Soccer. Even though some competitions begin Friday, June 3rd during the day, Opening Ceremonies will be held that evening at 7:30pm.

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    Contact: Chris Hopkins
    Email: chris@specialolympicsri.org
    Phone: 401-349-4900

    jun. 03, 2016 - jun. 05, 2016
    University of Rhode Island
    45 Upper College Road
    Kingston, Rhode Island
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