Volunteers are the backbone of the Special Olympics movement. They are coaches, trainers, officials, event organizers, fundraisers and managers. They can also be unified partners—playing alongside athletes with intellectual disabilities—or fans cheering in the stands.
As the Official Sponsor of Special Olympic International Sport and Coach Programming, A.J. Gallagher & Co. is committed to empowering athletes with and without intellectual disabilities to face their future with confidence through quality coaching and training experiences.1 Min Read
Carolyn Phillips is Manager of Stakeholder Engagement at Special Olympics International in Washington, D.C. Since February 2015 when she first volunteered for Special Olympics at the Special Olympics New York State Winter Games, she has been committed to serving the athletes in the movement.2 Min Read
A Fitness and Nutrition Resource for People With Intellectual Disabilities2 Min Read
Ratna Mohd Zain’s daughter Nadhrah is a swimmer with Special Olympics Singapore. Ratna believes parents need to play their part to work in tandem with coaches to bring out the best in their children.1 Min Read
Coach, Unified partner and guide Daniel Grieb reflects on his training journey with Chris Nikic, Special Olympics Florida, and his quest to be the first athlete with Down syndrome on record to complete a full Ironman distance race (140.6 miles).2 Min Read
I have been a volunteer with Special Olympics for more than two years now. As a youth leader, I work closely with the athletes of Special Olympics to advocate for a more inclusive society in India and around the world. The life lessons I’ve learned in the course of this journey have been invaluable.3 Min Read
Our 1.5 million volunteers are the backbone of the Special Olympics movement.6 Min Read