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
Three men in winter coats with gold chains around their necks and sunglasses on standing in front of a group of doors.
On Saturday, May 11, 2019, Special Olympics Illinois hosted the 12th Annual Inspire Greatness Gala at the Fairmont Chicago.
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Actors Yara Shahidi, an athlete from Special Olympics New York, and Actor Charles Melton smile for a photo.
Before premiering their new film “The Sun Is Also A Star” to the world, stars Charles Melton (Riverdale) and Yara Shahidi (Black-ish) invited Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools® students to an advanced screening in New York City!
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Woman throwing basketball into a basket as spectators and refs watch.
In an act of true sportsmanship and generosity, Special Olympics parent Debbie Antonelli sunk 2,400 free throws in her 24-Hour Nothing But Net marathon on May 18 to support Special Olympics South Carolina.
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