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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. 
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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.

Tennessee Contact Info

461 Craighead Street
Nashville, TN 37204

+1 (615) 329-1375

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    Spread The Word To End The Word! J.T. Moore Middle School
    Ср мар 01, 2017
    9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Spread The Word To End The Word! J.T. Moore Middle School

    Ср мар 01, 2017
    9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    This will be J.T. Moore's very first Spread The Word To End The Word Movement! We will be having an ongoing advisory lesson for all students about how the use of the word retard(ed) in any context is wrong! Not only will we have participants pledge, there will also be a bake sale to support J.T. Moores Best Buddies Chapter, so they can participate in the local special Olympics!

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    J.T. Moore Middle School
    4425 Granny White Pike
    Nashville, Tennessee
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