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

The Tennis Xperience Invitational Tournament

Players rated 6.0+
Charlottesville, VA

U.S. Southeast Regional Powerlifting

Marietta, GA

ESPN X Games

Unified Snowboard Competition
Aspen, CO

Heartland Winter Games

Snow & Ice Sports
Weston & St. Joseph, MO

Special Olympics Sweden Invitational Games 2020


U.S. Southeast Regional Skating Championships

Huntsville, AL

U.S. Southeast Regional Alpine Skiing & Snowboarding Competition

Boone, NC

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
22 people pose in a group photo on the slopes after competing. All of them are wearing brightly colored snow clothes, goggles, and helmets. One of them holds a snowboard.
On 23 January, 10 pairs of Special Olympics athletes and professional snowboarders returned for the sixth annual Unified Snowboarding Competition at the X Games in Aspen, Colorado. For the first time ever, six teams of two, including one Special Olympics athlete and one professional skier, competed in the first-ever Unified Skiing Competition at the X Games.
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Four athletes stand side by side in a group in front of a tennis net
33 of Top Special Olympics North America Tennis Athletes Featured
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David Egan stands next to a SourceAmerica sign at the 2018 USA Games in Seattle.
Exemplifying the spirit of the Delivering Jobs campaign, the launch on 22 October 2019 was a truly collaborative effort between Autism Speaks, Best Buddies, and Special Olympics in partnership with the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF).
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North America Contact Information
3712 Benson Drive, Suite 102
Raleigh, NC
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Below you'll find resources for Special Olympics North America (SONA) region and programs.