North America

Savyna smiling wearing a shirt that reads, "Be a good human" and holding a sign that reads, "Choose to Include."
Our 1.5 million volunteers are the backbone of the Special Olympics movement. They are coaches, trainers, officials, event organizers, fundraiser hosts, managers, unified partners, and fans cheering in the stands. Our volunteers are all ages and their commitments can range from an afternoon to a lifetime—but everyone who donates their time are what have made our movement possible.
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Professional head shot of Cole smiling wearing a burgundy polo.
Cole Sibus is putting his teamwork and endurance skills to good use as one of the stars on the new, ABC hit television show, Stumptown.
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Cindy Bentley smiling; she has on a colorful floral patterned shirt.
Cindy is a born leader, though that may not have been obvious at first. She was born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, cerebral palsy and intellectual disability.
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Baker Mayfield giving a high five to a special olympics athlete
On 24 September, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield joined Special Olympics Ohio for the reveal of the first NFL-sponsored Special Olympics Unified Sports® league’s new uniforms!
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Max Cerver and Greg Kozlowski in an office. Greg is pointing at something off camera.
Teen Wolf star Max Carver visits Special Olympics athletes and employees in Southern California headquarters Long Beach, California.
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Two women and a man stand together with a branded background smiling at the camera.
Lucy Meyer, athlete and spokesperson for the Special Olympics-UNICEF USA Partnership, spoke about the incredible impact of Unified Sports during a panel discussion at the recent LA84 Youth Sports Summit.
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Headshot of Tony Wyllie
WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 20, 2019 – Special Olympics International announced today that Tony Wyllie has been named Special Olympics North America’s new Regional President and Managing Director.
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RJ Nealon speaks at podium.
Ever since I was little, my dream was to work at ESPN. I always felt most comfortable in sports competition, it was my escape, my first love and a way to prove myself.
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Zack and Shia standing in the water (up to their ankles) next to a small boat.
“The Peanut Butter Falcon” opens to wide release across the U.S. this weekend. The executive producer team includes Special Olympics Chairman Dr. Timothy Shriver.
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Two presenters on stage speaking to an audience with America football and Special Olympics materials displayed on the stage.
Special Olympics Pennsylvania hosted a “Cities of Inclusion” Summit to create a vision for Philadelphia as an inclusive city. 
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