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.


Congratulations to Allison Nichols from the Topeka Jr. Blues team for being named the 2018 Summer Games Most Inspirational Athlete! Allison competes in swimming, track and field, powerlifting, cheerleading, bocce, volleyball, bowling and basketball. Her sportsmanship and positive attitude are an example of what Special Olympics is all about!

Get Involved with SOKS!

For the entire month of June stop in any Casey’s store in Kansas and make a $1 (or more) donation to Special Olympics at the register and receive a coupon for $2 off the purchase of a large pizza and 2-liter Coke product. While you’re there grab a Special Olympics fountain drink collector’s cup!
Snap a selfie at Casey’s or with your collector’s cup and share it on Facebook with Special Olympics Kansas! Make sure to use the hashtag #caseysforsoks and tag Casey’s General Store. Thank you for supporting 4,300 Special Olympics athletes in Kansas.
For questions, email Luke Schulte at

Upcoming Fundraising Events 
Garden City Unified Run                                        Wichita Wingnuts with Big and Rich concert
Leawood Car Show                                                Golf Tournament
Midnight Run                                                          Chiefs Games
Northwest Truck Convoy                                        KC Sports Memorabilia Auction
Heartland Winter Games Auction
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2018 – 2019 State Games

Spikes and Strikes Classic

August 3-4, 2018

Bowling: Park Lanes, Shawnee and Olathe Lanes East
Volleyball: Okun Fieldhouse

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Charles E. Watson Softball and Golf Tournament

October 5-7, 2018

Sierra Hills and Two Rivers Youth Club

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Soccer and Bocce Tournament

November 11, 2018

Loan Elm Park
21151 W 167th St

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John L. Cassidy Heartland Winter Games

January 30 – February 1, 2019

Skiing, Ice Skating, Snowshoeing, Floor Hockey

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State Basketball and Cheerleading Tournament

March 15 – 16, 2019 (Hays)

March 23 – 24, 2019 (Topeka)

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State Powerlifting Tournament

2019 Dates TBD

2019 Location TBD

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Summer Games

2019 Dates TBD

Maize South High School
3701 N Tyler Rd

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