What We Do

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Special Olympics is a sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities. It is much more, too. As simple as it sounds, making sports available to all with intellectual disabilities is the basis for powerful changes to individual lives and to communities.
Will Schermerhorn Special Olympics
ATHENS 2011
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NBA Cares Unified Basketball Game 2015
Abel Mehari of Minnesota, USA in red, defended by NBA Legend Detlef Schrempf. Twelve Special Olympics basketball players from around the world teamed up with current and former NBA and WNBA starts in the NBA Cares Unified Sports basketball game on Feb 14, 2015. The game was in Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Will Schermerhorn Special Olympics
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Will Schermerhorn
ATHENS 2011
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ATHENS 2011
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Healthy Hearing -- Timothy Riemann
Special Olympics Southern California basketball player TImothy Riemann gets a hearing examination from Elizabeth Chow, a volunteer graduate student from Chapman University.
Will Schermerhorn Special Olympics
Michael Phelps Swim Clinic
Olympics swimming gold medalist Michael Phelps took part in a swimming clinic for Special Olympics athletes going to the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games. The clinic was held at the aquatics center near Baltimore where Phelps learned to swim and has trained for all of his Olympic events.
Will Schermerhorn
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Will Schermerhorn Special Olympics Inc.