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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.
Special Olympics Chicago
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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605 East Willow Street
Normal, IL, USA, 61761

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+1 (309) 888-2551

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  • ذو القعدة
    09
    Special Olympics Unified Sports All-Star Soccer Experience, Presented by MLS Works and ESPN
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    الثلاثاء ذو القعدة 09, 1438
    05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
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    Bridgeview
    Illinois
    USA

    Special Olympics Unified Sports All-Star Soccer Experience, Presented by MLS Works and ESPN

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    الثلاثاء ذو القعدة 09, 1438
    05:00 PM - 06:30 PM

    Pre-selected athletes, teammates and coaches representing all 22 MLS Clubs will converge on Chicago, IL to participate in an East vs West MLS All-Star Unified soccer match.


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    Toyota Park
    7000 South Harlem Avenue
    Bridgeview, Illinois
    USA
    Home of the MLS Club Chicago Fire
  • ذو القعدة 04 - ذو القعدة 09
    Special Olympics 50th Anniversary
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    الثلاثاء ذو القعدة 4 - الأحد ذو القعدة 09, 1439
     
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    USA

    Special Olympics 50th Anniversary

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    الثلاثاء ذو القعدة 4 - الأحد ذو القعدة 09, 1439
     

    The spark that became today's Special Olympics movement ignited at the first 1968 International Summer Games in Chicago, Ill., USA. Five decades later, we are returning to Chicago to launch the year-long Special Olympics 50th Anniversary celebrations. Here's what we have planned so far: From 17 to 21 July, the inaugural Special Olympics Unified Football Cup competition will team people with and without intellectual disabilities from all over the world. A total of 24 teams -- from every region of the world -- will take part. These include 16 men's teams and eight women's teams. On 20 July, The Special Olympics 50th Anniversary Law Enforcement Torch Run Commemorative Run will include Special Olympics athletes and law enforcement officers from Illinois and elsewhere. On 22 July, in Chicago and around the world, a day for everyone to celebrate the history of Special Olympics and its bright future. Athletes from the first 1968 Games will be joined by today's athletes to tell their stories of empowerment. Members of the public, Special Olympics families and others come together on the playing field for Unified Sports experiences. Change the Game Day will be a global festival of togetherness and sharing for all. Join us as we play together, learn from each other, and chart an inspiring course for the future!


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    Unified Football Cup
    Toyota Park
    7000 Harlem Ave
    Bridgeview, Illinois
    USA
    From 17 to 21 July, the Special Olympics Unified Football Cup competition will team people with and without intellectual disabilities from all over the world.
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    50th Anniversary Torch Run
    Throughout the City
    Route to be announced
    Chicago, Illinois
    USA
    On 20 July, Commemorative Run will include Special Olympics athletes and law enforcement officers from Illinois and elsewhere.
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  • 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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