Welcome To Special Olympics International!

We are a global organization with programs in over 220 countries. This site may be customized by language and geographic region.

District of Columbia

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. 

District of Columbia Contact Info

900 2nd Street N.E., Suite 200
Washington, DC 20002

+1 (202) 408-2640

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Upcoming Events

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    2016 Special Olympics DC Summer Games
    mai 17, 2016 - mai 26, 2016
    2016 Special Olympics DC Summer Games

    Come and cheer on our athletes during our Summer Games as they demonstrate their courage and determination over 8 days of sport competition. This event will be held from May 17-26; at Catholic University and other sport arenas in Washington, D.C. Support our athletes and experience sports in its truest form. The Summer Games is one of the largest Special Olympics District of Columbia events. Over 1000 athletes along with coaches, volunteers, chaperones, family members, and spectators attend each year. The Special Olympics District of Columbia programs are offered at no cost to the athletes or their families. Our Summer Games are proudly presented by Brookfield, our Presenting Sponsor.

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    Email: mjohnson@specialolympicsdc.org
    Phone: 202-408-2640

    mai 17, 2016 - mai 26, 2016
    Catholic University/HD Woodson Sr. High School-DC/Spingarn H.S. Track/Trinity Washington University
    Washington , DC
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