Rhode Island

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.
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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.

Rhode Island Contact Info

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370 George Washington Highway
Smithfield, RI 02917

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+1 (401) 349-4900

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Upcoming Events

  • mars 10 - mars 11
    Unified Duckpin Tournament
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    Johnston
    Rhode Island
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    Unified Duckpin Tournament

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    The Unified Duckpin Bowling Tournament will he held on Saturday, March 10th and Sunday, March 11th at Town Hall Lanes in Johnston. 200 athletes and unified partners will play 2 games with their teams in their respected divisions. Medals will be awarded accordingly.


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    Town Hall Lanes
    1463 Atwood Avenue
    Johnston, Rhode Island
    USA
  • mars 24 - mars 25
    5th Annual Super Plunge
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    Galilee
    Rhode Island
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    5th Annual Super Plunge

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    The Super Plunge is a new spin on a traditional plunge where a team of individuals plunge into near freezing water once EVERY HOUR for a 24 hour period. 24 hours, 24 plunges, full submersion, no excuses, no backing out. Since the event started 5 years ago it’s become one of our most unique and talked about fundraising events. This year’s Super Plunge will begin at 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 24th and continue into Sunday, March 25th ending at 12:00 noon. The event is being held at Salty Brine State Beach in Galilee.


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    Salty Brine State Beach
    254 Great Island Road
    Galilee, Rhode Island
    USA
  • mars
    24
    5th Annual Unified Champion Schools Plunge
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    10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
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    Narragansett
    Rhode Island
    USA

    5th Annual Unified Champion Schools Plunge

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    10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

    the 5th Annual Unified Champion Schools Plunge will be held Saturday, March 24th at Salty Brine State Beach in Narragansett. Registration is at 10am and plunge is at 12 noon. Several students from schools across the state will be participating in this fun and inclusive event!


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    Salty Brine State Beach
    254 Great Island Road
    Narragansett, Rhode Island
    USA
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  • mars
    25
    11th Annual Torch Run Plunge
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    10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
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    Narragansett
    Rhode Island
    USA

    11th Annual Torch Run Plunge

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    10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    The 11th Annual Torch Run Plunge will be held Sunday, March 25th at Salty Brine State Beach in Narragansett. Registration begins at 10am and plunge is at noon. About 150 members of the Special Olympics Rhode Island Torch Run and even some Special Olympics Rhode Island athletes will be taking the plunge!


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    Salty Brine State Beach
    254 Great Island Road
    Narragansett, Rhode Island
    USA
  • mars 14 - mars 21
    2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games
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    Zayed Sports City
    Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates

    2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games

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    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, will be the host of the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games. The Games will be held 14 to 21 March in 2019. The Games will span seven days of competition. About 7,000 athletes from more than 170 countries are invited to attend. The Games will feature competition in 24 sports.


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    Opening Ceremony

    Zayed Sports City Stadium
    Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
    Zayed Sports City Stadium, is an iconic multi-purpose stadium located in Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It is the largest stadium in the UAE with more than 43,000 seats.

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