“If only we open our eyes and hearts, we will find in the athletes of Special Olympics the best of the human spirit, and through them, each of us will find the best in ourselves.”
Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder of Special Olympics
For more than four decades Special Olympics DC has provided top-notch training and meaningful competition to citizens with intellectual disabilities in the District of Columbia. As the sole provider of sports and fitness training, health screenings and competition for this vulnerable population, we know our programs improve quality of life, deliver measurable health benefits and develop life skills.
The truth is that were it not for the structure and influence of Special Olympics, there would be no program so uniquely targeted to the needs of citizens with intellectual disabilities in the Nation’s Capital. With your support we will not abandon our promise to encourage and enrich every person who seeks the discipline and sheer joy realized on the field and off.
Help us meet our commitment to acceptance, inclusion and a life well lived.