Welcome To Special Olympics International!

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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.  

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Upcoming Events

  • sep.
    British Columbia Healthy Athletes Screening Day
    sep. 25, 2016
    10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
    British Columbia Healthy Athletes Screening Day

    On the weekend of Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day, Special Olympics British Columbia is hosting an inclusive and empowering Healthy Athletes Screening Day. This fun, free day will have lots of healthy giveaways, education, and free screenings in three disciplines: Health Promotion, Special Smiles, and Strong Minds, Strong Bodies! All local individuals with intellectual disabilities are welcome to participate to learn more about health and get resources and tools to help stay healthy and active.

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    Contact: Morgan Hunter
    Email: mhunter@specialolympics.bc.ca

    sep. 25, 2016
    10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
    St. Thomas More Collegiate
    7450 12th Ave.
    Burnaby, British Columbia
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