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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  • Feb
    20
    Basketball Skills Tournament
    Feb 20, 2016
    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    East Providence
    Rhode Island
    Basketball Skills Tournament

    Fifty athletes from across the state of Rhode Island, will participate in a basketball skills competition at Providence Country Day school in East Providence on Saturday, February 20th. Opening Ceremonies will be held at 9 am.

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

    Feb 20, 2016
    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Providence Country Day School
    660 Waterman Avenue
    East Providence, Rhode Island
    UNITED STATES
  • Feb
    20
    Traditional Basketball Tournament
    Feb 20, 2016
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Providence
    Rhode Island
    Traditional Basketball Tournament

    Four hundred athletes from 26 teams across the state participate in 6 weeks of league-play games at Wheeler Farm, Seekonk, MA & Davisville Middle School, North Kingstown, Rhode Island leading up to the Traditional Basketball tournament which will be held at Providence College on Saturday, February 20th. Opening Ceremonies will be held at 9am and games will begin at 9:30am. Each team will play two games and medals will be given after each division's last game.

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

    Feb 20, 2016
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Providence College
    1 Cunningham Square
    Providence, Rhode Island
    UNITED STATES
  • Mar
    03
    2016 Hall of Fame Dinner
    Mar 03, 2016
    06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
    West Warwick
    Rhode Island
    2016 Hall of Fame Dinner

    Seven people and 2 groups, who will be honored for meritorious service to Special Olympics Rhode Island, will be inducted into the 2016 Special Olympics Rhode Island Hall of Fame on Thursday, March 3rd. The event will be held at West Valley Inn in West Warwick, Rhode Island from 6-9pm.

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    Contact: Dennis DeJesus
    Email: dennis@specialolympicsri.org
    Phone: 401-349-4900

    Mar 03, 2016
    06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
    West Valley Inn
    4 Blossom Street
    West Warwick, Rhode Island
    UNITED STATES
  • Mar
    12
    Unified Duckpin Tournaments
    Mar 12, 2016 - Mar 13, 2016
     
    Johnston
    Rhode Island
    Unified Duckpin Tournaments

    Join us as 257 athletes and unified partners from 9 teams compete in the Unified Duckpin Tournament at Town Hall Lanes in Johnston, Rhode Island on Saturday, March 12th and Sunday March 13th. Some teams will compete on Saturday from 2:30-4:30pm and other teams will compete on Sunday from 12-2pm.

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

    Mar 12, 2016 - Mar 13, 2016
     
    Town Hall Lanes
    1463 Atwood Avenue
    Johnston, Rhode Island
    UNITED STATES
  • Mar
    19
    Project Unify Plunge
    Mar 19, 2016
    10:30 AM - 02:00 PM
    Narragansett
    Rhode Island
    Project Unify Plunge

    Over 100 middle school and high school students will participate in the Project Unify plunge on Saturday, March 19th at Salty Brine State Beach in Narragansett, Rhode Island. Registration will be at 10:30am and plunge will be right at noon.

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    Contact: Sam Cornell
    Email: samantha@specialolympicsri.org
    Phone: 401-349-4900

    Mar 19, 2016
    10:30 AM - 02:00 PM
    Salty Brine State Beach
    Salty Brine State Beach
    Narragansett, Rhode Island
    UNITED STATES
  • Mar
    19
    Torch Run Super Plunge
    Mar 19, 2016 - Mar 20, 2016
     
    Narragansett
    Rhode Island
    Torch Run Super Plunge

    Join us as 9 people who are very actively involved with Special Olympics Rhode Island and the Torch Run will participate in the Super Plunge. They will plunge every hour, on the hour for 24 hours beginning with the Project Unify plunge at Salty Brine State Beach on Saturday, March 19th at noon and ending Sunday, March 20th at noon with the Torch Run Plunge.

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    Contact: Tracy Garabedian
    Email: tracy@specialolympicsri.org
    Phone: 401-349-4900

    Mar 19, 2016 - Mar 20, 2016
     
    Salty Brine State Beach
    Narragansett, Rhode Island
    UNITED STATES
  • Mar
    20
    Powerlifting Trials
    Mar 20, 2016
    11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Warwick
    Rhode Island
    Powerlifting Trials

    The powerlifting qualifier will be held at The Trudeau Center in Warwick, Rhode Island on Sunday, March 20th. Join us as 25 athletes participate in order to compete at the State Summer Games. Weigh in is at 11am and competition begins at 12pm.

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

    Mar 20, 2016
    11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    The Trudeau Center
    3445 Post Road
    Warwick, Rhode Island
    UNITED STATES
  • Mar
    20
    Torch Run Plunge
    Mar 20, 2016
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Narragansett
    Rhode Island
    Torch Run Plunge

    The Torch Run Plunge will be held at Salty Brine State Beach in Narragansett, RI on Sunday, March 20th. Over 200 people including members of the Rhode Island Law Enforcement Torch Run and even some Special Olympics Rhode Island athletes will participate in this fun event! Registration is at 10am and plunge is at noon.

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    Contact: Tracy Garabedian
    Email: tracy@specialolympicsri.org
    Phone: 401-349-4900

    Mar 20, 2016
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Salty Brine State Beach
    Narragansett, Rhode Island
    UNITED STATES
  • Apr
    09
    Unified Ten Pin Bowling Tournament
    Apr 09, 2016
    12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Cranston
    Rhode Island
    Unified Ten Pin Bowling Tournament

    Join us as 350 athletes and unified partners from 8 teams will be participating in the Unified Ten-Pin Bowling Tournament on Saturday, April 9th at AMF Lanes in Cranston. Bowling sessions will be from 12-2pm and 2:30-4:30pm.

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

    Apr 09, 2016
    12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    AMF Lanes
    1450 Elmwood Avenue
    Cranston, Rhode Island
    UNITED STATES
  • Apr
    16
    East Bay Area Games
    Apr 16, 2016
    10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    Middletown
    Rhode Island
    East Bay Area Games

    The East Bay Area Games track and field qualifier will be held at Gaudet Millde School in Middletown, Rhode Island on Saturday, April 16th. Join us as 225 Athletes participate in this qualifier in order to compete for State Summer Games. Opening Ceremonies will be at 10:30am.

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

    Apr 16, 2016
    10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    Gaudet Middle School
    1113 Aquidneck Avenue
    Middletown, Rhode Island
    UNITED STATES
  • Apr
    16
    Northern Area Individual Ten-Pin Bowling Qualifier
    Apr 16, 2016
    11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    Cranston
    Rhode Island
    Northern Area Individual Ten-Pin Bowling Qualifier

    Join us as 300 athletes participate in the Northern Area Individual Ten-Pin Bowling qualifier. This qualifier will determine which athletes will participate at State Summer Games. Competition will be held at AMF Lanes in Cranston, Rhode Island on Saturday, April 16th. Teams will arrive by 11:30am and competition will be from 12-2pm.

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

    Apr 16, 2016
    11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    AMF Lanes
    1450 Elmwood Avenue
    Cranston, Rhode Island
    UNITED STATES
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