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In July, 9 Days of Awesome

In 100 days, the 2015 World Summer Games in Los Angeles kick off. Starting July 25, 7,000 Special Olympics athletes will compete at , and you're invited to cheer them on!

Spirit of Unity, Coast to Coast

The Unified Relay Across America will unify the nation as it delivers the Flame of Hope to Los Angeles for the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games.

Our Impact

Special Olympics helps individuals with intellectual disabilities overcome barriers through sports. Every day we empower our athletes to shatter stereotypes and exceed their personal bests on the playing field and in life.

Get Off the Sidelines and Get in the Game

Special Olympics Unified Sports is fun and action for teams of people with and without intellectual disabilities. 

Spotlight on North America

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Carry The Torch

In the Unified Relay Across America, people like you can carry the torch in a coast-to-coast relay to the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles. LEARN MORE ››

Golf Skills Challenge During RBC Heritage, Ben Crane teaches

Hilton Head Island is known for a few things; the beach, bikes, tennis, and golf. We are home to one of the top tennis resorts in the nation, as well as a PGA Pro Tournament. Read More ››

Jose Ayala goes to 2015 Special Olymipcs World Games from the Napa Valley California

I started participating in Special Olympics when I attended Napa High School. I am going to the post secondary program Transition 3 at NVUSD. I have been chosen to go to the World Games in LA this summer. Read More ››

Mattel Inc.Supports Special Olympics Youth Programs.
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Toys"R"UsHelping children of all abilities experience #MyFirstSports-Moment
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Events Around the WorldGo to the Worldwide Calendar

Unified Relay Across America
Unified Relay

YOU can take part in the Unified Relay Across America presented by Bank of America, an event that will unify the nation.

Powerlifting APF State Meet

This APF sanctioned event will have a Special Olympics Divsion where athletes will compete in the squat, bench press and deadlift. 

Polar Plunge
Polar Plunge®

Special Olympics programs invite everyone to brave the freezing cold waters during their respective Polar Plunge events.


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Special Olympics Blog

Jean Vanier, a prophet of humility and simplicity, wins!

Today, the Templeton Foundation gave its most prestigious award to my hero, Jean Vanier.  For Linda and our children and me, he has also been our retreat leader, our teacher of humility, our guide. 

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Posted on 2015-03-11 by Tim

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