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Our mission at Special Olympics is to help others find joy, confidence and fulfillment—no matter who they are. We seek to inspire people to open their hearts to a wider world of human talents and potential.

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From kids to communities, see inspirational examples of how inclusion is taking root, and leading to real change, both at home and around the world.

Special Olympics Global Chief: First-Hand Experience Promotes Hiring People with Disabilities

Experiencing the qualities of Special Olympics athletes will help SME employers decide to hire them.

Dalton Risner Spotlights Special Olympics with Custom Cleats

Dalton Risner has made a positive impact for the Vikings since joining the team in Week 3.

Special Olympics West Virginia: A Movement of Unity, Determination, and Inclusivity

The organization is a remarkable initiative that demonstrates the enduring power of determination, unity, and unwavering support.

Engineering staffer volunteers to support Special Olympics

On Patricia desk sits a decades-old picture of her smiling as she pushes her older brother, Denny, in a wheelchair in the annual Crim Festival of Races to support the Special Olympics.

Lynn Schmidt: Special Olympics offers inspiring break from exhausting politics

Hundreds of athletes are at Villanova University this weekend for the Special Olympics Pennsylvania’s Fall Festival.

A Movement of Unity, Determination, and Inclusivity

Situated in the heart of West Virginia, there exists a profound force that extends beyond the conventional realms of sports, cultivating a sense of unity and belonging.

Caitlyn Jenner proudly uses the R-word on Twitter — but misspells it

Caitlyn Jenner proudly used the R-word on Twitter — only to be mercilessly trolled for misspelling it.

Lenovo Strengthens Commitment to Inclusive Community-Building

An estimated 1.3 billion people around the world experience a significant disability, representing 1 in 6 people globally

Insight into Major League Soccer with Special Olympics

I am going to dive deeper into the program of the Special Olympics itself, its impact on the players, and how big this program can really become.

KRCG 13 honored at Special Olympics Awards Banquet with Eunice Kennedy Shriver Award of Excellence

The station received the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Award of Excellence.

Special Olympics Chairman discusses making schools more inclusive

For more than five decades, Special Olympics has spearheaded a movement centered around inclusion and community.

Special Olympics teaches important lessons

Special Olympics promotes sportsmanship, teamwork, accountability, integrity and respect.

Unified Champion School Youth Summit held by Special Olympics Kansas

Eighty high school students from twelve different schools throughout Southeast Kansas signed up to partner with an individual with a disability.

Kentucky Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools brings students together

Stories like that of Macgregor Hansgen, a Special Olympics athlete, show the importance of Special Olympics Kentucky (SOKY) and its Unified Champion Schools program.

The Ultimate Teammate: Local athlete making mark as leader for Special Olympics

After being introduced to Special Olympics at a very young age, Reece Williams has become a decorated athlete and an ambassador for the nonprofit organization.

Grande Prairie coach wins Special Olympics Canada Coach of the Year Award

Local Special Olympics curling coach Mark Heartt has taken home the Special Olympics Canada Coach of the Year Award.

Badgers for Special Olympics leads the way in sporting accessibility

Volunteering is an important aspect of campus students’ lives, especially when it means helping others through inclusivity and understanding.

Special Olympics Runner, With Down Syndrome, Gets Perfect Cheer From Fans

In 2022, Kayleigh Williamson became the first-ever marathon runner with Down syndrome.

Spotlight: SpO’s Moira Horan

Villanova hosted around 1,100 athletes at the 35th annual Special Olympics Pennsylvania Fall Festival.

Hoosier Special Olympics athlete completes NYC Marathon

Josh Holley, a graduate of Columbus North and Purdue, competed in the 2023 New York City Marathon.

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