The new PSA from Special Olympics Illinois is out and it features our athletes!... Read more
Emma R, former District 54 Athlete Crowned Homecoming Queen... Read more
Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities by giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
The focus in Special Olympics is on what athletes can do. Like everyone, Special Olympics athletes like to win, but more importantly – they strive to do their best. The sportsmanship that is demonstrated on the court, in the field, or on the track serves as an inspiration to all.