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.
For over three decades, Chris Meservey has shared his blissfulness with everyone he meets within Special Olympics Nevada and beyond. By career choice, he teaches public speaking at the high school level but stemming from his love of sports, he coaches basketball and swimming.5 Min Read
Nick DiAntonio Catches Special Olympics Bug from Volunteering with Older Brother, Continues to Make Impact in the Weight Room
Speaking in detail, Nick DiAntonio remembers the moment he was first introduced to Special Olympics Massachusetts. Tagging along to track and field practice with his older brother, DiAntonio knew it was a chance to bond with his brother and record hours for the National Honor Society. But he quickly realized the type of impact he could make on his community.4 Min Read
Angel Arroyo began his Special Olympics journey as a volunteer and now serves as the Sport Director of Special Olympics Puerto Rico.2 Min Read
NCAA DIII Student-Athletes Take What They Learned Volunteering with Special Olympics in College and Use it in Their Everyday Life
The Special Olympics movement has an impact on people that does not go unnoticed. Whether it be as an athlete, a volunteer, a Unified partner, or as a family member, once you get involved you are hooked.3 Min Read
Gathered inside the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey for the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games Opening Ceremony, excitement filled the air as each state delegation was announced.4 Min Read
A short announcement of the Special Olympics Coach Webinar Series 2021, presented by Gallagher.1 Min Read
Special Olympics Pennsylvania head coach Erica Milliron might not be as experienced as other Special Olympics coaches, but she still understands the importance of Special Olympics Unified Sports® and the lessons it teaches students.5 Min Read
Gazing into the camera with her genuine smile, Amy Wiesenhutter shares the story of how she found her passion for coaching Special Olympics Texas through mentor Patsy Reyna Henry's considerable influence on her life.6 Min Read
Special Olympics North Dakota head coach David Schultheis has been around the world with Special Olympics. But even with the worldwide experience, Schultheis says his favorite memory actually happened a little closer to home: at a swim meet in North Carolina.4 Min Read
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to leave a majority of sports and events on hold, Special Olympics launched Call To Action, an initiative to encourage our athletes to remain active and lift their spirits by surprising them with a video call from some of their favorite celebrity supporters.
Special Olympics Coach Education and Development is delighted to announce the launch of the NEW 2021 Football Coaching Guide.1 Min Read