Special Olympics

BY SPECIAL OLYMPICS #25 in Philanthropy & Volunteering

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  • "I believe this is a great organization because special needs persons can be left out alot of times, I don't think that's fair." in 22 reviews
  • "My cousin participates in the Special Olympics every year and I very much enjoy watching the joy and the smile on his face as well as everyone else involved!" in 16 reviews
  • "I'm a senior in highschool and I'm fortunate that my town hosts the Special Olympics for elementary to high school age Olympians and it's a wonderful event." in 11 reviews
  • "Volunteers are always nice, participants are always friendly, and watching the athletes experience so much joy and have so much fun brings a smile to even the grumpiest persons' face." in 9 reviews
  • "Ive worked with these people before, and its a reallly great experience that helps you realize that you can still strive and reach your goals no matter what hurdles you may have to go over, or what obstacles lay in your wait." in 7 reviews
Elizabeth R.
Linwood, NC
803 reviews
Good Samaritan Expert Level 1
The Special Olympics is a wonderful charity that helps mentally disabled people through their games and community. It is a terrific organization that goes out of it's way to help the disabled and they make donating easy with their local chapters and website.
Teresa C.
Osceola, WI
803 reviews
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This is such a great organization! Special Olympics provides year around sports training and athletic competition in olympic type sports for individuals with intellectual disabilities over the age of 8 year old. There are so many different types of indoor or outdoor sports that they can compete in too. What a joy and accomplishment for these children to succeed and win when their lives can be do difficult and complicated.  Special Olympics
Jess N.
Lake Charles, LA
156 reviews
Good Samaritan Expert Level 1
When I was very young I volunteered to help out with some of the games for Special Olympics. It was a huge learning experience and very rewarding. I made lots of friends and gained a lot of confidence in my ability to help others.
Talishia W.
Hopkinsville, KY
42 reviews
Every year I have clients who participate in Special Olympics. They are so excited and filled with so much joy when they do the events. I recommend everyone goes out to support them
Rachel M.
11 reviews
Special Olympics gives people with intellectual disabilities like Down Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorders an opportunity to compete in sporting events just like everyone else. Special Olympics enables special needs people a platform to show their talents, passions, skills, friendship, and joy. There are a variety of ways you can help the Special Olympics like volunteering or becoming a coach or official. Special Olympics is near and dear to my heart because I have family members, friends, and former students that have disabilities and I know how much events like this mean to them. I'm very fortunate that one of my sorority's national philanthropies is Special Olympics because it gives me a chance to learn, grow and help others.
Ashley W.
Detroit, MI
174 reviews
Good Samaritan Expert Level 1
Special Olympics is the world's largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, providing year-round training and competitions to 5.7 million athletes and Unified Sports partners in 172 countries. Special Olympics competitions are held every day, all around the world—including local, national and regional competitions, adding up to more than 100,000 events a year. I've volunteered & worked with them before. I love what they stand for!
Amanda J.
Rochester, MN
512 reviews
Good Samaritan Expert Level 1
I love this organization! Th Special Olympics is a great organization that helps people with various disabilities complete in Olympic type events. I work in a group home with adults with developmental disabilities part time, and my clients there have often been involved in Special Olympics activities. My one client in particular really loves it because it makes him feel as though he is "a part of something". This organization promotes inclusion and acceptance and diversity. I think that everyone knows someone who has benefitted from The Special Olympics in one way or another. If you are looking for a very great organization to support or donate to, this is it. The Special Olympics are amazing!
Cheryl C.
68 reviews
Special Olympics gives the physically and mentally disabled a chance to be part of something big and special. A chance they would not have to show their skills, teaching some to learn how to practice and compete and others to regain their spirit for something they love to do but might not otherwise be able to compete. Both the organization and competitors deserve a gold medal for what they do and how hard they work to do it, even if the odds are against them. True heroes.
Karly C.
Hanson, MA
18 reviews
This Special Olympics is such a great organization! I have volunteered for this before and it was so much fun. It is so rewarding to see the participants compete against one another. They have so much fun from the beginning to the end and all cheer on one another. I support this organization because it is important to cheer on those who have special needs. They are all so talented and this day really highlights that. The special olympics is so fun and everyone should volunteer to help!
Harmony A.
Haltom City, TX
22 reviews
I remember playing softball in high school, this was are community service act on our city. But none of us ever looked at it like that. We always looked forward to helping these kids accomplish everything. Truly an amazing experience and honestly instead of donating just money, i would highly recommend volunteerkng to work along side these kids. Its not just an encouragement to them, its an encouragement to you. And its a very unforgettable moment that will always be cherished!
Stacy M.
208 reviews
Do you know anyone who has participated or volunteered first hand?
Sarah A.
Sedro Woolley, WA
93 reviews
I have always heard about this, where could I find a local event?
Elizabeth F.
Louisville, KY
87 reviews
Do they have this in every state?
Kate T.
381 reviews
Who do I need to get ahold of so I can volunteer
Tauri K.
Ashtabula, OH
3 reviews
Have any of you been to one of these events? If so, I would recommend it!

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