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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
    29
    Southern Area Games
    Sat Apr 29, 2017
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Warwick
    Rhode Island
    USA

    Southern Area Games

    Sat Apr 29, 2017
    10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    on April 29th, 400 athletes will participate in the Southern Area Games at Bishop Hendricken High School in Warwick, RI. Athletes from the Southern part of Rhode Island will participate in Track & Field events. Opening Ceremonies will be at 10am. This is a mandatory qualifier for athletes who will be participating in Track & Field at the State Summer Games in June.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Bishop Hendricken High School
    2615 Warwick Avenue
    Warwick, Rhode Island
    USA
  • May
    06
    Northern Area Games
    Sat May 06, 2017
    08:45 AM - 04:30 PM
    Smithfield
    Rhode Island
    USA

    Northern Area Games

    Sat May 06, 2017
    08:45 AM - 04:30 PM

    On May 6th, 425 athletes from Northern Rhode Island will participate in the Northern Area Games at Bryant University in Smithfield. Opening Ceremonies is at 8:45am. Athletes who will participate in Track & Field at the State Summer Games must participate in this qualifier.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Bryant University
    1150 Douglas Pike
    Smithfield, Rhode Island
    USA
  • May
    06
    Unified Volleyball Tournament
    Sat May 06, 2017
    10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Smithfield
    Rhode Island
    USA

    Unified Volleyball Tournament

    Sat May 06, 2017
    10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

    The Unified Volleyball Tournament will be held at Bryant University in Rhode Island on Saturday, May 6th from 10am - 3pm. 200 athletes and partners will be participating in this fun sporting event!


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Bryant University
    1150 Douglas Pike
    Smithfield, Rhode Island
    USA
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  • May
    07
    Unified Champions High School Basketball Finals
    Sun May 07, 2017
    12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Warwick
    Rhode Island
    USA

    Unified Champions High School Basketball Finals

    Sun May 07, 2017
    12:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    200 athletes and unified partners from 10 schools will participate in The Unified Champion High School Basketball Finals on Sunday, May 7th at Bishop Hendricken High School beginning at 12pm.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Bishop Hendricken High School
    2615 Warwick Avenue
    Warwick, Rhode Island
    USA
  • Jun 02 - Jun 04
    49th Annual Rhode Island State Summer Games
    Fri Jun 2 - Sun Jun 04, 2017
     
    Kingston
    Rhode Island
    USA

    49th Annual Rhode Island State Summer Games

    Fri Jun 2 - Sun Jun 04, 2017
     

    The State Summer Games will be held Friday, June 2nd, through Sunday June 4th at the University of Rhode Island. Over 1,500 athletes will be participating in sports over the course of this most anticipated weekend-long sporting event of the year! Sports that will be offered include: Track & Field, Swimming, Cycling, Bowling, Powerlifting, Soccer & Motor Activities Training Program.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    University of Rhode Island
    45 Upper College Road
    Kingston, Rhode Island
    USA

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