Fifty years is an impressive milestone. Since 1968, Special Olympics has been enriching the lives of athletes with an intellectual disability through sport. Today, Special Olympics provides year-round training and competitions to 5.7 million athletes in more than 170 countries.
It empowers and encourages these athletes, who, in turn, inspire others with their determination and achievements.
For 50 years, Special Olympics has unified, empowered, and celebrated the abilities of children, youth and adults. It has provided comfort and understanding you don’t get anywhere else. Just think about how many athletes and families Special Olympics has helped over the course of 50 years!