Welcome To Special Olympics International!

We are a global organization with programs in 170 countries. This site may be customized by language and geographic region.


Special Olympics is a global organization that 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.

Missouri Contact Info

1001 Diamond Ridge, Suite 800
Jefferson City, MO 65109

+1 (573) 635-1660

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Upcoming Events

  • jun.
    Jamaal Charles Special Olympics Football Clinic
    jun. 06, 2016
    09:30 AM - 01:00 PM
    Jamaal Charles Special Olympics Football Clinic

    Join us on June 6th as Jamaal Charles, American football running back for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League, hosts a football clinic for Special Olympics athletes at William Chrisman High School in Independence, Missouri. The clinic will consist of skills & drills stations and scrimmages.

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    jun. 06, 2016
    09:30 AM - 01:00 PM
    William Chrisman High School
    Independence, Missouri
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