North America Region

North America has over half a million athletes participating in all 32 sports offered by Special Olympics. It is home to athletes from Canada, the Caribbean and the United States. Special Olympics is dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition.
Stories from North America
Special Olympics basketball players huddle up during practice the day before the Unified basketball game during NBA All-Star weekend.
Four athletes get big event experience before the World Games.
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Crystal and Matthew hugging one another for a wedding photo.
Valentine’s Day is a day meant to share with your significant other how much they mean to you, the difference it makes having them in your life, and most importantly how much you love each other.
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Grace Seiboldt standing outside on a sunny day and smiling with her medals around her neck.
Grace is having an amazing 2018. The swimmer won three medals at the 2018 Special Olympics USA in Seattle, including gold for an incredible performance in the 200m individual medley. Now the 21-year-old from Illinois is hoping to add to her medal haul at Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.
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North America Contact Information
3712 Benson Drive, Suite 102
Raleigh, NC
Office: +1 919 785-0699
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