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Special Olympics Missouri

Special Olympics transforms lives through the joy of sport, every day, everywhere. They are the world’s largest sports organization: with nearly 4 million athletes in more than 170 countries - 15,000 of them here in Missouri. They are also a global social movement. With initiatives to activate youth, engage kids with intellectual disabilities, build communities, and improve the health of our athletes - they're changing the game for people young and old and asking you to be a part of it all.

What They Do

Through the power of sports, people with intellectual disabilities discover new strengths and abilities, skills and success. Special Olympics athletes find joy, confidence and fulfillment -- on the playing field and in life. They also inspire people in their communities and elsewhere to open their hearts to a wider world of human talents and potential.

For 40 years, Special Olympics has been spreading the message: people with intellectual disabilities can – and will – succeed when given the chance.

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With training and competitions in 21 Olympic-style sports, our athletes push hard and play harder. They strive to beat their personal bests, defying the odds again and again. From the local ball fields to the shining stage of the World Games, from swimming to skiing, our athletes showcase the talents and triumphs of people with intellectual disabilities.

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