Special Olympics has competitions, programs and initiatives all around the world, every day of the year. Here's a look at what it's all about.
Andre Drummond dunking the ball during a game. Both teams and an audience are in the background.
Before he was an All-Star center for the NBA’s Detroit Pistons, Andre Drummond faced bullying and rejection as a child.
Text reads: Celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month; followed by the Special Olympics 50th anniversary logo.
Loretta Claiborne, Vice Chair of the Special Olympics International Board of Directors, shares this video message in honor of National Disability Employee Awareness Month.
Thierry Henry sends best wishes to #EFW2018 athletes
Arsenal and France Football legend Thierry Henry sends a good luck message for European Football Week 2018!
Robert Lewandowski sends best wishes to #EFW2018 athletes
Bayern Munich and Poland star Robert Lewandowski sends a good luck message for European Football Week 2018!
Julen Lopetegui sends best wishes to #EFW2018 athletes
Manager of Real Madrid and Special Olympics Global Ambassador, Julen Lopetegui sends a good luck message for European Football Week 2018.
MetLife Foundation & volunteers support Special Olympics Young Athletes
As part of MetLife EMEA Community Week and Special Olympics European Football Week 2018, over 300 MetLife employees supported activities involving over 2,600 athletes.
Highlights from #EFW2018!
Check out the action from European Football Week 2018 in Moldova, Greece, Estonia, Tajikistan, Kosovo, Russia and Great Britain, just some of the countries that hosted #EFW2018 events!
Unified team outside with athletes and representatives sitting for a group photo.
College students across the United States join forces with Special Olympics athletes to take on their rival schools in fierce, respectful competition.
Ricardo Thornton and family standing outside for a family portrait.
Ricardo Thornton survived the notorious Forest Haven institution (outside of Washington, DC), a place he describes as a prison for people with intellectual disabilities.
Cafu is smiling and wearing a black polo, surrounded by athletes and representatives; all are cheering.
Special Olympics welcomed its latest Global Ambassador, legendary Brazilian footballer Cafu, to the movement during the Global Youth Leadership Forum in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Special Athletes, Unified Athletes, and coaches shake hands and give one another high-fives on the court. One team is wearing yellow and black uniforms and the other is wearing blue and white uniforms.
An overview of sports at the Global Youth Leadership Forum in Baku, featuring Special Olympics Board Members, Nadia Comaneci and Bart Conner and Global Ambassador, Vladimir Grbic.
Athlete and Special Olympics representative give one another a high-five as a media photographer takes their picture.
An introduction to the Special Olympics Global Youth Leadership Forum in Baku covering the first day and Opening Ceremony.