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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.
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The Power of Sport. For every Special Olympics athlete, there are many more waiting for their chance.  Help us reach one more person who wants to participate.   
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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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University of Delaware
619 S. College Ave
Newark, DE 19716

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+1 (302) 831-4653

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  • محرم
    11
    Delaware Memorial Bridge Run to Acceptance for Special Olympics
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    الأحد محرم 11, 1439
    07:00 AM - 08:00 AM
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    New Castle
    Delaware
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    Delaware Memorial Bridge Run to Acceptance for Special Olympics

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    الأحد محرم 11, 1439
    07:00 AM - 08:00 AM

    The Delaware Memorial Bridge Run to Acceptance for Special Olympics will take place on Sunday, October 1, and is open to a select group of participants, including active and retired members of the law enforcement community regardless of where they reside. The 5k run begins at 7 a.m. in New Jersey and will finish on the Delaware side. The event is limited to active and retired first responders ages 18 and older including law enforcement, fire, EMS, and military personnel. The entry fee is $100 with a tiered fundraising opportunity. “Our officers have seen firsthand the value and joy that the Special Olympics program brings to the community during our Torch Run celebrations, medal ceremonies, and our officers’ hands-on opportunities to coach the Special Olympics athletes,” said Greg Nolt, State Director of Delaware Law Enforcement for Special Olympics. “When we are out in the community doing our everyday jobs, we see the need to continue to build bridges of acceptance for those with special needs.” For more information or to register visit www.sode.org.


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    Delaware Memorial Bridge Veteran's Memorial Park
    Cherry Lane
    New Castle, Delaware
    USA
    Memorial Park
  • محرم
    17
    Special Olympics Delaware Truck Convoy
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    السبت محرم 17, 1439
    10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
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    Harrington
    Delaware
    USA

    Special Olympics Delaware Truck Convoy

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    السبت محرم 17, 1439
    10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Delaware's Truck Convoy event is a unique police-escorted convoy through Kent and Sussex Counties is a celebration of the trucking industry and its support of Special Olympics.


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    Delaware State Fairgrounds
    Route 13, South DuPont Hwy.
    Harrington, Delaware
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    State Fairgrounds
  • رجب 07 - رجب 14
    2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games
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    الخميس رجب 7 - الخميس رجب 14, 1440
     
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    Zayed Sports City
    Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates

    2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games

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    الخميس رجب 7 - الخميس رجب 14, 1440
     

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, will be the host of the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games. The Games will be held 14 to 21 March in 2019. The Games will span seven days of competition. About 7,000 athletes from more than 170 countries are invited to attend. The Games will feature competition in 24 sports.


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    Opening Ceremony

    Zayed Sports City Stadium
    Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
    Zayed Sports City Stadium, is an iconic multi-purpose stadium located in Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It is the largest stadium in the UAE with more than 43,000 seats.
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