Special Olympics Ohio
Who They Are
Special Olympics Inc. is the world’s largest provider of fitness training, education, and athletic competition — coupled with social, life, and leadership skill development opportunities — for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics is a worldwide movement of more than 4.4 million athletes in 170 countries. With competitions around the world, daily training sessions and family leaders, athlete leaders and volunteers extending our message every day, Special Olympics is no longer just an event. We are a movement, inviting the world not only to attend Games but to think, feel and act differently about everything.
Special Olympics Ohio provides year-round sports training and competition in 21 different sports for more than 26,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.
Anyone can get involved with one of the Special Olympics fundraising events:
Of course, Special Olympics appreciates the donation of talent and time as well! You can register as a volunteer on their website, by clicking HERE
, to be connected with a local program in your area. They are always seeking new coaches, chaperones, and other volunteers to help out events held at the local, regional, and state levels.