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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

  • Apr
    30
    Southern Area Games
    Apr 30, 2016
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Warwick
    Rhode Island
    Southern Area Games

    The second of three track & field qualifiers will be held at Bishop Hendricken High School in Warwick, RI on Saturday, April 30th. Join us as 375 athletes participate in order to compete for the State Summer Games. Opening Ceremonies will be at 10am.

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

    Apr 30, 2016
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Bishop Hendricken High School
    2615 Warwick Avenue
    Warwick, Rhode Island
    UNITED STATES
  • May
    07
    Northern Area Games
    May 07, 2016
    8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    Smithfield
    Rhode Island
    Northern Area Games

    The last track and field qualifier will be held at Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island on Saturday, May 7th. Join us as 350 athletes participate in order to compete for the State Summer Games. Opening Ceremonies will be at 8:45am.

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

    May 07, 2016
    8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    Bryant University
    1150 Douglas Turnpike
    Smithfield, Rhode Island
    UNITED STATES
  • May
    07
    Unified Volleyball Tournament
    May 07, 2016 - May 07, 2016
     
    Smithfield
    Rhode Island
    Unified Volleyball Tournament

    Join us as 360 athletes and unified partners from 18 teams across the state participate in 6 weeks of league-play games at Bryant University under the direction of the Bryant University Women's Volleyball team and Johnson & Wales University under the direction of Johnson & Wales Men's & Women's Volleyball teams. Weekly games lead up to the Unified Volleyball Tournament which will be held at Bryant University on Saturday, May 7th. Opening Ceremonies will be at 8:45am and games begin at 10am.

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

    May 07, 2016 - May 07, 2016
     
    Bryant University
    1150 Douglas Turnpike
    Smithfield, Rhode Island
    UNITED STATES
  • Jun
    03
    State Summer Games
    Jun 03, 2016 - Jun 05, 2016
     
    Kingston
    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
    UNITED STATES
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