Teens and college students are the future leaders of Special Olympics.
It's the mission of Special Olympics to show the world the capabilities of people with intellectual disabilities.
We have more than 5.6 million athletes with intellectual disabilities and unified partners around the world.
Our celebrity supporters are Olympians, professional athletes, social leaders, and movie and music stars.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver was a pioneer in the struggle for the rights of people with intellectual disabilities.
Direction for our movement comes from leaders in government, entertainment, sports and business.
All adults and children with intellectual disabilities can become Special Olympics athletes. Here's how.
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Get involved with our Unified Sports, a quick path to friendship and fun.
Special Olympics has events and competitions happening in places all around the world. View our events.
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Our family became involved in Special Olympics about a year ago and we plan to continue this involvement.
By Amie Dugan
Bobby's Mom (aka Kerri Wise)
I support Special Olympics for many reasons. The first reason on my list is the love of sports and how Special Olympics allows everyone to participate in a sport no matter what their challenges are.
Special Olympics welcomes applications for volunteer sport officials for the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles California, 24 July – 2 August 2015. The application deadline is July 1.
michael maregrum. aka big mike
July 20th marked 45 years of involvement of the Special Olympics in Chicago. Well, 45 years later a new sport was introduced to Special Olympics in New Jersey.
Loris, aka Lourdes. Ha, ha. Hi Steve Maiman!
Speaking as a 12yr Staff Veteran, I have too many favorite moments to pick one, dear reader. So I will try to keep this as concise as I can.
I been doing Special Olympics for an little over a year and a half now and I love doing it but I never thought I would have found the goodwill gladiator without my sister Sally Williams.