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.
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Ms Bakhtawar Saini
I have pledged that my vocabulary will never have the stigmatizing words that are derogatory words that are extremely inappropriate to young people who have disabilities.
Special Olympics Staff
Rebecca Marie Shepherd
The first time that golf was played in the Special Olympics in 1995 a South African, Andrew White, won the gold medal. Andrew was again back in Los Angeles this year, and he won silver!
Happiness is meeting your golf heros before you go to represent your country in LA 2015!
Members of the Team Ireland Special Olympics squad preparing to compete in Golf at LA 2015 visited the recent Irish Open and got some tips from major winners Graeme McDowell and Padraig Harrington.
Mrs Igna Steyn
I have never had a "bad" day with my group. The folks I coach energize me as they do those around them.
Marilyn Capps/Meghan Meyers
The McGladrey Classic Putt Challenge is an annual event that Davis Love III, an American professional golfer, developed for young athletes from two of his charities that are dear to his heart (Special Olympics of Coastal Georgia and the Boys and Girls Club of Glynn County).
Mark David Setzer
My name is Mark Setzer and I am 41 years old today. I played golf in New Jersey at the National Golf Tournament in Newark, NJ.
Mrs Viola Musariri
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.
Dr Molly Matambanashe
When I started playing for the Special Olympics I was unsure of where I was. I wasn't very strong and independent like how I am now.
Special Olympics South Africa, The PGA of South Africa and the Royal Kensington Golf Club teamed up once again to host the 2013 Special Olympics South Africa Regional Golf Championship.