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Special Olympics unified teams from Pennsylvania and Washington, DC, competing in an MLS-sponsored match.

What We Do

Special Olympics is making champions around the world through coaching, practice and competition.

Who We Are

Special Olympics is more than 4.4 million athletes with intellectual disabilities around the world plus families, coaches, volunteers, sponsors and celebrities supporting us every day.
Young volunteers at a health screening clinic in Panama.


Spotlight on North America

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Let's Play Unified!

Change Doesn't Happen From the Sidelines: Campaign to create the first Unified Generation that will fight inactivity, intolerance and injustice LEARN MORE ››


Getting Hooked On Special Olympics

My Name is Eric Baumann, I have been doing Special Olympics since about 5th grade or 8 years old, and live the skills through Special Olympics. Read More ››

Symposium on "Overcoming Isolation and Deepening Social Connectedness"

Special Olympics was a partner in the symposium Overcoming Isolation and Deepening Social Connectedness, held in Toronto earlier this month. It was the first global gathering on this topic. Read More ››

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Events Around the WorldGo to the Worldwide Calendar

Unified Flag Football Tournament
Unified Flag Football Tournament

Special Olympics Florida Unified Flag Football teams will compete in the NIRSA Championship Series at the University of Florida.

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Australia National Games
2014 Australia National Games

More than 1,200 athletes will compete in 16 summer sports for an opportunity to qualify for the 2015 World Summer Games in Los Angeles.

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2014 Spain Aquatics Championship
2014 Spain Athletics Championship

Athletes from all over Spain will compete in an exciting 3 day athletics tournament at the National Police Sports Center in Ávila.

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Upcoming Events Around the World


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Event

Location

Oct 30, 2014
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Great Upolu Run

Get your laces tied up and sign up to this fantastic event, offering you the choice to run 4 different course lengths. You can choose from the Full Marathon, a Marathon Relay, the Half-Marathon or a Six Mile course. Training schedules are provided no matter what length you choose, so why not get involved? Run your personal best in Upolu! And be proud to be part of the Special Olympics America Samoa team! Sign up and full information on the event and different options are available at www.upolurun.com.
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Rafael Pacheco
Email: pacheco1128@gmail.com
Phone: 216-2224-1946
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Apia Central Park
1133 19th St. NW

Apia, Upolu
AMERICAN SAMOA

Nov 1, 2014
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Michigan Area 1 Polar Plunge

A polar plunge is a great way to raise money for Special Olympics. The way it works is this: someone decides to do the plunge, and they get people they know to sponsor them. On the day of the polar plunge, they go jump in cold water, shiver a lot, and then report back that they have done it. Fundraising ensues.
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Will Schermerhorn
Email: will@blueberryshoes.com
Phone: 7033381776
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Lake Vostok
123 Main Street

Delta, Michigan
UNITED STATES

Nov 1 - 9 2014

Chile Summer Games

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Rafael Pachedco
Email: pachwco1122gmail.com
Phone: 222-222-9480
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1111 Ball Park

Concepcion, Chilll
CHILE

Nov 1 - 9 2014

Chile Summer Games

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Rafael Pachedco
Email: pachwco1122gmail.com
Phone: 222-222-9480
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1111 Ball Park

Concepcion, Chilll
CHILE

Nov 4 - 10 2014

Area 1 Torch Run

A polar plunge is a great way to raise money for Special Olympics. The way it works is this: someone decides to do the plunge, and they get people they know to sponsor them. On the day of the polar plunge, they go jump in cold water, shiver a lot, and then report back that they have done it. Fundraising ensues.
For more information
Will Schermerhorn
Email: will@blueberryshoes.com
Phone: 7033381776
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The Flaming Torch
1234 Oak Street

Menominee, Michigan
UNITED STATES

Nov 5 - 10 2014

Area 2 Polar Plunge

A polar plunge is a great way to raise money for Special Olympics. The way it works is this: someone decides to do the plunge, and they get people they know to sponsor them. On the day of the polar plunge, they go jump in cold water, shiver a lot, and then report back that they have done it. Fundraising ensues.
For more information
Will Schermerhorn
Email: will@blueberryshoes.com
Phone: 7033381776
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Lake Powell
1 Powell Plaze

Antrim, Michigan
UNITED STATES

Dec 1 - 8 2014

South Africa Summer Games

One of our top Coaching Excellence goals calls for ongoing coaches’ education; this includes partnering with sports organizations to provide the highest and most up-to-date level of coaching knowledge. Coaching Excellence education helps our coaches better recognize each athlete’s potential. It also comes into play as we increase training and competition opportunities so that each athlete can reach -- or exceed -- their personal best.
For more information
Will Schermerhorn
Email: wschermerhorn@specialolympics.org
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Father O'Riley's Catholic School
1916 Aubrey Place Court

Vienna, Virginia
SOUTH AFRICA

Dec 1, 2014
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Basketball Tournament

The White Oak Panthers will take on the Loudoun County Blazers in their second match-up this season. The Blazers defeated the Panthers in both games at their first tournament, so the Panthers will be looking for a chance to even the score. The Blazers bring an experienced core of tallish middle schoolers to bear, while the Panthers have an equally experienced and scrappy defense-heavy team. Come cheer for both teams!
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Will Schermerhorn
Email: wschermerhorn@specialolympics.org
Phone: 7033381776
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White Oaks Elementary School
1916 Oak Place Court

Vienna, South Carolina
UNITED STATES

Dec 10, 2014
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Area 2 Torch Run

A polar plunge is a great way to raise money for Special Olympics. The way it works is this: someone decides to do the plunge, and they get people they know to sponsor them. On the day of the polar plunge, they go jump in cold water, shiver a lot, and then report back that they have done it. Fundraising ensues.
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Benzie High School
123 Benzie Boulevard

Benzie, Michigan
UNITED STATES

Jun 1 - 1 2018

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Dover River City Hall
3423 Water ave.

Dover, Delaware
UNITED STATES

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Special Olympics Blog

Suneedhi: a Girl, a Clinic, a Dream

For a dental surgeon such as myself, screening was just the first step! i felt we needed to go beyond examinations to ensuring people with intellectual disability got any treatment that they needed. I felt I could help more. read more »

Posted on 2014-09-22 by Lynn

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