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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.  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.

Kansas Contact Info

5280 Foxridge Drive
Mission, KS, USA, 66202

+1 (913) 236-9290

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Sports Offered

Upcoming Events

  • Jan
    22
    Athlete Ski Clinic
    Sun Jan 22, 2017
    12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Weston
    Missouri
    USA

    Athlete Ski Clinic

    Sun Jan 22, 2017
    12:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Athlete Ski Clinic will be held at Snow Creek in Weston, MO. Tthe clinic will run from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. Snowshoeing will be held from 2:00pm - 4:00pm. For more details and registration information, please use the contact information below.

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    Venue(s)
    Snow Creek Ski Area
    1 Snow Creek Dr
    Weston, Missouri
    USA
  • Jan
    25
    Southeast Region Basketball Training School
    Wed Jan 25, 2017
    01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
    Pittsburg
    Kansas
    USA

    Southeast Region Basketball Training School

    Wed Jan 25, 2017
    01:30 PM - 03:00 PM

    The final curriculum is being compiled and an itinerary including specific location at the Weede Gymnasium will be sent out prior to the training. Please RSVP to Chris by January 20.


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    Venue(s)
    Pittsburg State University
    Weede Gymnasium
    Pittsburg, Kansas
    USA
  • Jan
    28
    South Central Basketball League Games
    Sat Jan 28, 2017
    10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Wichita
    Kansas
    USA

    South Central Basketball League Games

    Sat Jan 28, 2017
    10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

    The South Central Basketball League will be held at Campus High School, 2100 W 55th St, S, Wichita. For more information, contact Ali Barnard at barnarda@ksso.org.


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    Venue(s)
    Campus High School
    2100 W 55th St, S
    Wichita, Kansas
    USA
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  • Jan
    28
    Polar Plunge - Kansas City
    Sat Jan 28, 2017
    07:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Kansas City
    Kansas
    USA

    Polar Plunge - Kansas City

    Sat Jan 28, 2017
    07:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    The Kansas City Polar Plunge & Strut will be held at Schlitterbahn Water Park, 9400 State Ave, Kansas City, Kansas on January 28. Registration opens at 7:30am, Strut begins at 9:00am. Plunge begins at 10:45am. For more information, please use the contact information below.


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    Venue(s)
    Schlitterbahn Water Park
    9400 State Ave
    Kansas City, Kansas
    USA
  • Feb 01 - Feb 03
    John L Cassidy Heartland Winter Games
    Wed Feb 1 - Fri Feb 03, 2017
     
    Weston
    Missouri
    USA

    John L Cassidy Heartland Winter Games

    Wed Feb 1 - Fri Feb 03, 2017
     

    The John L Cassidy Heartland Winter Games will be held on February 1 - 3. Competiton in alpine skiing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing will be held at the Snow Creek Ski Area, Weston, Missouri. The Figure and speed skating will be held at Bode Ice Arena, St Joseph, Missouri.


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    Venue(s)
    Snow Creek Ski Area
    1 Snow Creek Dr
    Weston, Missouri
    USA
  • Feb
    04
    Polar Plunge & Strut - Topeka
    Sat Feb 04, 2017
    09:30 AM - 01:00 PM
    Topeka
    Kansas
    USA

    Polar Plunge & Strut - Topeka

    Sat Feb 04, 2017
    09:30 AM - 01:00 PM

    The Topeka Polar Plunge & Strut will be held at Lake Shawnee Swim Beach, 3300 Croco Rd, Topeka, Kansas on February 4. Registration opens at 9:30am, Strut begins at 11:00am. Plunge begins at Noon. For more information, please use the contact information below.


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    Venue(s)
    Lake Shawnee Swim Beach
    3300 Croco Rd
    Topeka, Kansas
    USA
  • Feb
    04
    Polar Plunge - Haysville
    Sat Feb 04, 2017
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Haysville
    Kansas
    USA

    Polar Plunge - Haysville

    Sat Feb 04, 2017
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    The Haysville Polar Plunge will be held at Riggs Park (behind Haysville Middle School) on February 4. Registration opens at 9:00am, Silent Auction & Polar Strut begins at 10:00. Plunge begins at noon. For more information, please use the contact below.


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    Venue(s)
    Riggs Park - behind Haysville Middle School
    Haysville, Kansas
    USA
  • Feb
    11
    Polar Plunge & Strut - Pittsburg
    Sat Feb 11, 2017
    09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Pittsburg
    Kansas
    USA

    Polar Plunge & Strut - Pittsburg

    Sat Feb 11, 2017
    09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

    The Pittsburg Polar Plunge & Strut will be held at Crimson Villas, 1904 S Rouse Rd, Pittsburg, Kansas on February 11. Registration opens at 9:00am, Polar Strut 5K Run/Walk begins at 10:30am. Plunge begins at Noon. For more information, please use the contact information below.


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    Venue(s)
    Crimson Villas
    1904 S Rouse Rd
    Pittsburg, Kansas
    USA
  • Feb
    18
    Polar Plunge & Strut - Salina
    Sat Feb 18, 2017
    08:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Salina
    Kansas
    USA

    Polar Plunge & Strut - Salina

    Sat Feb 18, 2017
    08:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    The Salina Polar Plunge & Strut will be held at the Webster Conference Center, 2601 N Ohio, Salina, Kansas on February 18. Registration opens at 8:30am, Shotgun start 5K/1Mile Strut begins at 9:30am. Plunge begins at 11:30am. For more information, please use the contact information below.


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    Venue(s)
    Webster Conference Center
    2601 N Ohio
    Salina, Kansas
    USA
  • Feb
    18
    Polar Plunge & Strut - Emporia
    Sat Feb 18, 2017
    Emporia
    Kansas
    USA

    Polar Plunge & Strut - Emporia

    Sat Feb 18, 2017

    The Emporia Polar Plunge & Strut will be held at Moose Lake, 1101 Topeka, Emporia, Kansas on February 18. The 5K and 1 Mile Strut begins at 10:00am. Plunge begins at 11:30am. For more information, please use the contact information below.


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    Venue(s)
    Moose Lake
    1101 Topeka
    Emporia, Kansas
    USA
  • Feb 18 - Feb 18
    South Central Basketball League Games
    Sat Feb 18 - Sat Feb 18, 2017
     
    Wichita
    Kansas
    USA

    South Central Basketball League Games

    Sat Feb 18 - Sat Feb 18, 2017
     

    The South Central Basketball League will be held at Campus High School, 2100 W 55th St, S, Wichita. For more information, contact Ali Barnard at barnarda@ksso.org.


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    Venue(s)
    Campus High School
    2100 W 55th St, S
    Wichita, Kansas
    USA

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