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“Thank you” to the NFL players who wear Special Olympics cleats on game day. Read more about how NFL athletes are supporting our movement on the field!
After a unique year, the Special Olympics family is wishing you and yours a very happy and fully inclusive holiday!
Congratulations to Special Olympics Florida athlete Chris Nikic on becoming the 1st person with Down syndrome to become an IRONMAN.
We’re celebrating the generosity of our end of year supporters—find your name on the Virtual Champions Wall!
Youth leaders in Africa Region interview their person heroes and showcase the best of inclusion across society.
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    After a unique year, the Special Olympics family is wishing you and yours a very happy and fully inclusive holiday! Let's get this holiday season started!
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    My Cause, My Cleats is a collaboration between the NFL and players that raises awareness and money for hundreds of charitable organizations of each player's choosing.
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    My name is Novie. I’m an athlete, leader, and employee with a disability. I represented Special Olympics D.C. in Seattle, Washington, at the 2018 USA Games, and I work at Special Olympics International.
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