We Contribute to Social Change

Special Olympics is one of the world’s most powerful and effective movements, one that forever changes the way people with an intellectual disability are perceived and treated. Through the transformative power and joy of sports, Special Olympics reveals the champion in all of us.

  • We instill confidence, self-esteem, and other life skills through real sports experience.
  • We foster healthier athletes by developing lifelong physical fitness habits. We decrease the risk of obesity and other chronic diseases.
  • We change attitudes and create a more inclusive society. We believe that people with an intellectual disability can, and will, success when given the opportunity. We are leveling the playing field.
  • We strengthen communities by bringing people together and promoting volunteerism and civic engagement.