North America Region
A group of six male runners running on a track with spectators in the background.
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.
Upcoming Events

PTR Symposium/Trade Show/Adaptive Tennis Workshop

Hilton Head Island, SC

Heartland Winter Games

Floor Hockey
Omaha, NE

Capitol Hill Day

Washington, DC

NBA All-Star Weekend

Unified Sports Experience
Chicago, IL

Special Olympics Canada Winter Games

Thunder Bay, ON
Stories from North America
Chris Carter, special Olympics Virginia, claps his hands during the basketball game.
Every year, for the past nine years, a select group of talented Special Olympics athletes and basketball superstars past and present, form two teams, lace up and battle it out in the NBA Cares Special Olympics Unified Basketball Game!
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Two NBA players standing behind two Special Olympics athletes on the court.
Twelve Special Olympics All-star athletes will be on the same teams as some of the NBA’s finest players, including NBA legends, active and former WNBA players and celebrity figures.
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NFL legend and SiriusXM host Ed McCaffrey interviews athlete Antrone “Juice” Williams and NFL quarterback Baker Mayfield of the Cleveland Browns.
Every year, the week before the Super Bowl features the one of the largest gatherings of media in the United States. Consumer sports, entertainment, lifestyle and business broadcast outlets set up to cover the news and festivities before the Big Game on Sunday.
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North America Contact Information
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3712 Benson Drive, Suite 102
Raleigh, NC
27609
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Below you'll find resources for Special Olympics North America (SONA) region and programs.