Special Olympics athletes have skills and knowledge that go well beyond sports! Our new expert tip video series will help you learn about a range of helpful and popular topics.
Cole shares his experiences working on the new, ABC hit television show, Stumptown.
This month we celebrate inclusion in the workplace! Check out stories about athlete leaders who are making meaningful contributions on the job and corporations making inclusion a priority in the workplace.
October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month. Get to know Margot, Special Olympics Senior Director of Health Operations, and her daughter Hannah.
By playing and leading together, we are creating an inclusive and welcoming world for all!
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    A young girl is washing her hands from a  water jug and young children are around watching her.
    As the world rallies around Global Handwashing Day, it is important to bring awareness to those who face barriers and challenges around hygiene and handwashing.
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    Savyna smiling wearing a shirt that reads, "Be a good human" and holding a sign that reads, "Choose to Include."
    Our 1.5 million volunteers are the backbone of the Special Olympics movement. They are coaches, trainers, officials, event organizers, fundraiser hosts, managers, unified partners, and fans cheering in the stands. Our volunteers are all ages and their commitments can range from an afternoon to a lifetime—but everyone who donates their time are what have made our movement possible.
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    Ben Haack speaks with a microphone.
    My life has come full circle. So many of the challenges I used to have, I have overcome.
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Special Olympics offers many ways to take part. There are short-term and long-term volunteer opportunities, the option of playing Unified Sports and to become a Special Olympics athlete.
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