North America

North America has 544,581 athletes participating in all 30 sports offered by Special Olympics.  It is home to athletes from Canada, the Caribbean and the United States.  Special Olympics is dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition.

Spotlight on North America

300 x 200 Harkin Spirit of SO Award 2014

Capitol Hill Day in U.S.

Special Olympics Athletes Make Case of Impact and Need on Capitol Hill and Bestow Highest Honor on Legislative Champion  LEARN MORE ››



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Finish LineFinish Line is a proud national partner of Special Olympics.
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Mattel Inc.Mattel Corp sponsors the Young Athletes program worldwide.
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Team USA Athlete
Team USA

See highlights from Team USA's 2011 World Summer Games experience in Greece. Coming soon: meet the Team USA athletes going to the 2013 World Winter Games in South Korea!
LINK: Team USA Website


Special Olympics Contact Information


Special Olympics North America
3712 Benson Drive, Suite 102
Raleigh, North Carolina 27609
Office:  (919) 785-0699
Fax:  (919) 782-3311  
Email: Lynn Idaszak
Manager, Internal Communications & Operations 

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