These stories are about the power of Special Olympics to inspire hope, confidence and courage. Special Olympics changes the lives of our athletes with intellectual disabilities but also our coaches, families, volunteers and others who have the opportunity to take part.
“Aretha Franklin brought joy to millions — and engaged as many hearts and minds through her advocacy,” Special Olympics Chairman Tim Shriver said. “She sang to the world about respect and inclusion. Her appearances on two ‘A Very Special Christmas’ albums with her renditions of “O Christmas Tree” and “Winter Wonderland” , illustrated the power of music to build a movement for positive change. All of us in the Special Olympics family send our Amen to her beautiful spirit.”1 Min Read
A holistic approach to healthy eating, movement, positive self-image and strengthening social interactions was the main emphasis of the recent Inclusive Summer Health Camp in Rogla, Slovenia. Run by Marko Janko and G&Z – an institute that organises summer camps where children and their families learn about a healthy lifestyle – in cooperation with Special Olympics Slovenia, the camp was a huge success!1 Min Read
This week Special Olympics unveiled a revamped website. Our goal? Make it easy for you to get involved, read inspiring stories of our athletes and learn more about our movement.1 Min Read