There are many ways to become a part of the Special Olympics D.C. community. Children and adults with intellectual disabilities or cognitive delays can join as Special Olympics athletes and experience the benefits of sports participation. Volunteer coaches are needed to provide the necessary instruction and encouragement to help athletes achieve their potential. Program coordinators organize and manage Special Olympics programs and the people who are part of providing services. Volunteers are the backbone of the organization and serve in such diverse roles as coaches, competition managers and assistants, Unified Sports® partners, and special event supporters. Family members and friends give our athletes the support and guidance they need to succeed.
Schools, organizations, and community partners work in collaboration with Special Olympics D.C. for the benefit of individuals with intellectual disabilities who live, work, and attend school in the District of Columbia.
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