To provide year-round sports training and athelte competition for individuals with intellectual disabilities.
Special Olympics promotes opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and develop skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympic athletes and the community. Over the past 40 years, Special Olympics has grown from a modest sport program servicing local athletes to one of the world's largest sport movements dedicated to promoting respect, acceptance, inclusion, and human dignity for people with intellectual disabilities.
Athlete Oath: "Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."