Volunteers are the backbone of the Special Olympics movement. They are coaches, trainers, officials, event organizers, fundraisers, and managers. They can also be Unified Partners - playing alongside athletes with intellectual disabilities.
Sports is a powerful force. It can shift the focus from disability to ability, from isolation to involvement, from exclusion to inclusion. It teaches teamwork, instills compassion, and builds leaders. Lifelong friendships are formed. Social skills are developed. Independence is achieved. Lives are changed.
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Change a Life. Everyone deserves a chance at a happy and purposeful life. In Special Olympics, the power and joy of sports shifts focus to what our athletes CAN do instead of what they can't. Attention to disabilities fades away and we applaud them for all that they can do.
WAYS TO GIVE