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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Forty-two athletes and six coaches will represent Kansas at the USA Games. Athletes will participate in power lifting, athletics, bocce, bowling, swimming, tennis, all female basketball, and Unified soccer. Each delegate is responsible for raising funds to help offset costs for their trip. Your donation to them would apply towards airfare, uniforms, and training. Click HERE to learn more about the athletes and coaches for Team Kansas and make a donation.
Since 1968, Special Olympics has been changing attitudes about the talents of people with intellectual disabilities. Since 1968, Special Olympics has been changing the world!
Starting this July, we are celebrating 50 years of creating a more inclusive, welcoming world for all. Click HERE to learn more about anniversary events.