Every day we empower athletes to shatter stereotypes and exceed their personal bests on the playing field and in life. But for every Special Olympics champion, there is another who is waiting for the chance to win. Please donate and help us get one more athlete onto the playing field.

4,532,339

Athletes Served

94,339

competitions

(258 Games per day // 11 games per hour)

1,482,126

volunteers

(including 376,853 coaches)

Special Olympics Mission

The Special Olympics mission remains as vital today as it did when the movement was founded in 1968. Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for 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.

Make a Gift, Change a Life

Every day we empower athletes to shatter stereotypes and exceed their personal bests on the playing field and in life. But for every Special Olympics champion, there is another who is waiting for the chance to win. Please donate and help us get one more athlete onto the playing field.

SOI Impact: 

4,532,339

Athletes Served

94,339

competitions

(258 Games per day // 11 games per hour)

1,482,126

volunteers

(including 376,853 coaches)

Donate by mail: 

Donate by Mail

Download a printable donation form and follow instructions for mailing.

Donate by phone: 

Donate by Phone

Meghan Young, Donor Services
1 (800) 380-3071

Need assistance: 

Need Assistance?

Email your questions to donorservices@specialolympics.org

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Special Olympics Mission

The Special Olympics mission remains as vital today as it did when the movement was founded in 1968. Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for 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.

Other Ways to Donate

Donate by Mail

Download a printable donation form and follow instructions for mailing.

Donate by Phone

Meghan Young, Donor Services
1 (800) 380-3071

Need Assistance?

Email your questions to donorservices@specialolympics.org