Athletes are the heart of Special Olympics. Our athletes are children and adults with intellectual disabilities from all around the world—5.6 million and counting! They are finding success, joy and friendship as part of our global community. They're also having lots of fun!
Join us in celebrating the Special Olympics Champions of Inclusion, those people who work tirelessly to transform our world into one that honors and welcomes every individual for who they are and the gifts that they bring.1 Min Read
This July, Special Olympics and Aerie are celebrating the Global Week of Inclusion by teaming up for the “Better together” campaign!3 Min Read
The 10 Sargent Shriver International Global Messengers (SSIGM) gathered in a Ritz-Carlton Grand Canal Hotel during the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.3 Min Read
Lily D Moore, actress and Special Olympics Champion Ambassador, isn’t afraid to live her dreams. While still in high school, she has already become a professional actress and model. Recently, she’s appeared in the Netflix show, Never Have I Ever which centers on an Indian-American student dealing with the loss of her father.2 Min Read
Loretta Claiborne always fought for equal rights growing up. It started as a young child and transitioned into her role as Chief Inspiration Officer for Special Olympics and as a member of the board of directors. During a time of sizable racial divide in the 1960s, she had to fight for inclusion because of her skin color, but also because she had different abilities. A fight she keeps alive to this day.7 Min Read
Why is it so hard to have to stay home when you are used to getting out and about, riding the metro, and feeling a sense of freedom? Because of COVID-19, we are staying home so that we can protect those who are vulnerable to the disease. We are all so used to being active, outgoing, human beings, by being at home, we are losing that.3 Min Read
Staying Fit at Home can be FUN with BINGO! The board is filled with links to workouts and other exciting activities. Each week, we challenge you to fill out the ENTIRE board and have fun while doing it.1 Min Read