About Special Olympics Inc. (SOI)
Special Olympics is an international organization that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sports every day around the world.
Through work in sports, health education and community building, Special Olympics is addressing inactivity, injustice, intolerance and social isolation by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities which leads to a more welcoming and inclusive society.
Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the Special Olympics movement currently engages more than 5 million athletes in 174 countries. With the support of more than one million coaches and volunteers, Special Olympics is able to offer training and competition opportunities in over 30 Olympic-type sports and hold more than 100,000 competitions during the year.
To find out more, visit Special Olympics at SpecialOlympics.org.