Welcome To Special Olympics International!

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Mississippi

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.

Founded in 1968 Special Olympics Mississippi provides services and opportunities to 14,723 athletes, supported by 2,943 volunteer coaches, and we host 76 competitions annually.

Through sports, health, education and community programming, Special Olympics is tackling inactivity, intolerance, isolation and injustice that people with intellectual disabilities throughout the world face. In addition to sports, our programmatic offerings currently include: Athlete Leadership Programs, Healthy Athletes, Young Athletes Program, Special Olympics Unified Sports, and Law Enforcement Torch Run.

Mississippi Contact Info

15 Olympic Way
Madison, MS 39110

+1 (601) 856-7748

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Upcoming Events

  • mars 14 - mars 25
    2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games
    mar. mars 14 - sam. mars 25, 2017
     
    6 venues
    Austria

    2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games

    mar. mars 14 - sam. mars 25, 2017
     

    The 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games will be held in Austria in three primary locations: in Graz (the second largest city in Austria and capital of the Styria region), Schladming (host city of the Alpine Skiing World Championships in 1982 and 2013) and Ramsau (host city of the Nordic Skiing World Championships in 1999).


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Opening Ceremony
    Planai-Hochwurzen-Bahnen
    Coburgstraße 52
    Schladming
    Austria
    Team Competitions
    Stadthalle Graz
    Messeplatz 1
    Graz
    Austria
    Competitions in floorball, floor hockey and stick shooting will be held on the first floor of Stadthalle Graz.
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  • mars
    19
    2017 Golisano Global Health Leadership Awards
    dim. mars 19, 2017
    11:00 AM - 01:30 PM
    Schladming
    Austria
    USA

    2017 Golisano Global Health Leadership Awards

    dim. mars 19, 2017
    11:00 AM - 01:30 PM

    Celebrate the Golisano Foundation’s investment in and impact on inclusive health as an example of how partners are helping to change the game for people with intellectual disabilities. 7 partners be honored at this event.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Sport Royer Hotel
    Europapl. 583
    Schladming, Austria
    USA
  • avr.
    02
    Unified Sports Rivalry Series - Alabama vs. Ole Miss
    dim. avr. 02, 2017
    12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
    East Tuscaloosa
    Alabama
    USA

    Unified Sports Rivalry Series - Alabama vs. Ole Miss

    dim. avr. 02, 2017
    12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    The Special Olympics Unified Sports Rivalry Series are games where each team represents one college rival team. The teams are comprised of students from the perspective universities and local Special Olympics athletes. This Series offers Special Olympics athletes a chance to be a part of hype of the varsity game and the challenge to defend their schools' titles!


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    University of Alabama Main Recreation Center
    401 5th Ave.
    East Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    USA
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