Special Olympics Kansas

Special Olympics Kansas is dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports competitions, health and nutrition programs and leadership development. Offering year-round initiatives to children and adults with intellectual disabilities, Special Olympics Kansas is a platform for acceptance and inclusion as well as one of the largest advocates for healthy lifestyles in the state – regardless of race, religion, ethnicity or cultural differences.

It is our belief that participation in sports enables challenges and opportunities to be introduced to the participants teaching them teamwork, decision making, leadership, goal-setting, perseverance, commitment and sportsmanship, while developing self-confidence, self-esteem, character and integrity.


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Recent Events

Heroes Pull

The 7th annual Heroes Pull for Special Olympics was held at Splash Cove on March 11. A total of 22 teams participated and raised more than $9,000 for Special Olympics Kansas. Click HERE to see more photos from the event.

Popcorn Standoff

Law Enforcement officers from Merriam, Prairie Village and Lawrence raised more than $6,500 for Special Olympics Kansas at the 2018 Popcorn Standoff March 10 at Cinemark in Merriam.

Polar Plunges

See photos from 2018 Polar Plunges HERE. We still have one plunge to go in Meade coming this spring!





Upcoming events

State Basketball & Cheer

State Basketball and Cheer competition will be held at two locations this year.

Metro Powerlifting

Metro Regional Powerlifting Competition is April 7, from 8 a.m. to noon at 68’s Inside Sports in Overland Park. Click HERE for more information.

West Region Track

West Region Track & Field competition will be April 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Dennen Field. Click HERE for more information.